Carmen walks into her third grade classroom at a local elementary school on her first day.

Students are abuzz as they find their respective seats and prepare for the day’s lessons. The teacher begins by instructing students to get out their workbooks and pencils for the reading lesson that morning. Little Carmen is nervous about starting a new school, so she sits quietly at one of the few empty desks available.

Carmen has moved to a new city, a new state, a new country altogether. Carmen cannot speak English and as her new classmates do as instructed, she cannot understand what

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