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Our mission is to build bridges across global cultures through children’s and adolescent literature. Browse a list of resources available on our site.

WOW Review
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****Just Published****

This issue of WOW Review, Volume VII, Issue 4,offers readers the opportunity to consider the complexity of factors that surround the immigration experience, both past and present.
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WOW Currents

WOW Currents examines diverse topics connected to global children’s and adolescent literature.

Few YA books depict deaf teens. Character portrayals often lack accuracy. Yet, they show how technology can offer help, as in Texting . . . An Unexpected Affordance for Inclusion.

See our complete listing of all WOW Currents entries.

My Take/Your Take: Book Dialogues

One book . . .

Two readers . . .

Two perspectives . . .

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Your Take?

A kite, in Red Kite, Blue Kite, becomes a lifeline for a young boy during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Join our discussion.

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WOW Stories

In this issue of WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom, Developing Engagements with Global Literature, teachers explored strategies that would engage students in making connections with global literature and enhance their intercultural understandings.
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    Manuscript Call for WOW Review, open theme, (Aug. 15 deadline) . . .

    WOW Stories is also calling for manuscripts focusing on an Immigration as Opportunities issue (Deadline: September, 1 2015) & an open themed issue (Deadline: February. 15, 2016).

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    The Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison show a continued decline in the number of books depicting characters of color in 2013. Read more . . .

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