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WOW Review

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****Just Published****

The books reviewed for WOW Review Volume VII, Issue 2 reflect the many shapes and forms of humor while speaking to the universality of humor in helping us to be more aware of both the realities around us and the world of fantasy.

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WOW Currents

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

Often overlooked books, yet very important to take note of: The Orbis Pictus Awards: Outstanding Nonfiction Literature.

See our complete listing of all WOW Currents entries.

My Take/Your Take: Book Dialogues

One book . . .

Two readers . . .

Two perspectives . . .

Your Take?

Our exploration of Workers and Activists concludes with comments on Razia Jan (Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education), personifying resilience, in returning to Afghanistan and opening an all-girls school.
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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