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Mother Tongue: Book Review

Mother Tongue: Book Review

Part of me wishes I could be a part of Christine Gilbert's family. In her travel memoir, Mother Tongue: My Family's Globe-Trotting Quest to Dream in Mandarin, Laugh in Arabic, and Sing in Spanish, Gilbert details her experience (trying to) learn several languages. Her ambitious plan, conceived while she was preparing to give birth to her her first child, is to move to immerse herself and her family in three different countries (China, Beirut, and Mexico) to learn three different languages.