Critical Content Analysis of Language in Literacy: Identifying Discourse and Translanguaging in Esperanza Rising
This critical content analysis was conducted utilizing the children’s book Esperanza Rising. As I read the literature, I documented how children’s literature can incorporate discourse analysis into multicultural teaching practices that embrace translanguaging and bilingualism. Through this qualitative study, I demonstrated the need for a curriculum that embraces a culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP). After analyzing the book Esperanza Rising, I realized that the power of literacy and language could help students form connections to their self-identity and power. Educators, administrators, and the community can reconstruct the literacy curriculum through critical race theory and Latina/Latino critical race theory (LatCrit). The inclusion of multiliteracies can promote appreciation for cultural differences.
Cynthia Villarreal Cantu (2022) Critical Content Analysis of Language in Literacy: Identifying Discourse and Translanguaging in Esperanza Rising, Journal of Latinos and Education, DOI: 10.1080/15348431.2022.2096027
Journal of Latinos and Education