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In this paper, I examine one rural school’s efforts to recognize and celebrate the multiple literacies of its students. Centered around the protagonist from Sherman Alexie’s novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, I discuss the importance of home/school connections in building students’ literacies. I detail the school’s particular process—LINK UP—in creating a family night to bridge the cultural gap that too often divides parents, students, and teachers.


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