I propose to acquire new training in the techniques of oral history and then to study how raising bilingual children impacts families today. Current scholarship in this area presents bilingual education as a means to raise smart, successful children and global citizens, but too often this attractive storyline covers over the human complexities of linguistically divided households. To give a more comprehensive account of home-sponsored bilingual education, I will interview and then compare four families actively involved in raising bilinguals. The result will be a 60,000-word book of narrative non-fiction combining oral history, cultural studies, and memoir.This project will expand my understanding of the interconnected roles I play as parent, scholar, teacher, and citizen. Ultimately I intend to contribute to public discussions about parenting and children's language education, develop new courses on the use of oral history in documentary filmmaking, and pursue new research on the philosophical relationships between languages and societies. My book will appeal to readers interested in multilingualism and in the real-life experience of families pursuing their dreams of bilingualism.