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Between Two Worlds

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    He's actually my Spanish teacher... This book is terrible but it

    He's actually my Spanish teacher... This book is terrible but it's better than his teaching so...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2007

    why this book is a waste of space.

    This book is boring and drab. Even though he sounds like a hero studying under him sucks I've never learned anything from him. I read his book, and I've heard the same story told many times before. I recomend you steer clear of this waste of time & space.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2005

    Love Conquers All

    Walter, who is the narrator and protagonist of his masterpiece does a brillant job integrating his natural love for the Spanish language and his spiritual love for the Word of God. He realizes that God was the one who blessed him in his youth with a special gift of learning Spanish, which opened the door for academic success. Although he did not have a personal relationship with Christ while he was growing up in the ghetto, he somehow realizes that he was predestined to become a teacher and later on in his life, he falls in love with a far greater love for his New Love, which is an awesome respect for God's Word. Walter narrates an excellent autobiogaphy that traces his African American roots as a bilingual student and prospective teacher. As a Spanish teacher, Walter, during his 23 years of teaching has been diligent and has studied and observed the process of how children acquire a second language. His first love and passion for Spanish has surely been the stepping stone and silver bullet in the life of this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2005

    Follow Your Passion

    The best book that I've read in years! The author of Between Two Worlds: Being Black and Bilingual is Beautiful tells an awesome story of how he actually overcame obstacles of poverty, gangs, drugs, and dropping out of school, while living in the ghetto of Chicago during the early 70's. It's hard to believe that his first love was Spanish. However, it becomes his passion, which opens the door for academic success as a prospective college student and future teacher. Although his parents played an instrumental role as a youngster, Walter is cognizant that it was God, Who was there all along ``pulling him up by the bootstraps.''I really enjoyed reading the chapters on Memoir of Cuernavaca, Mexico and My New Love,which were intriguing, adventurous, educational, and supernatural.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2005

    The Author is a great motivator

    After reading Between Two Worlds written by Walter Blair, a teacher, a minister and bilingual,coming from a background of against all odds: Black and coming from Chicago's ghetto is worth reading in all schools to motivate even the poorest and low self-esteem student. It is well written and knowledgeable about the good, bad, and evil. Dorothy McCree

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