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Children's author Mariana Llanos poses for a photo at her home, Monday, June 19, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Children’s writer Mariana Llanos opens students up to language through books and classroom visits

Children’s writer Mariana Llanos opens students up to language through books and classroom visits

The Peruvian-born author moved with her husband to Oklahoma 15 years ago.

Speak English!

Illustration: Brad Gregg U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, feels your pain. (Or is it xenophobia?) Under his proposed English Language Unity Act, the federal government would be required to conduct all its affairs in English. “This will obligate the federal government to preserve, protect, and enhance the role of the English language within our government,”

Tribal tongue

So are dozens of other American Indian languages that were in danger of disappearing, thanks to expanding education programs among some Indian nations and the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman. “If we want to continue on with our unique sovereignty, then our language is a part of that,” said Justin Neely,

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