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WOW Review
We take a deep look at twelve books in WOW Review Volume VIII, Issue 4, Literature as a Key to Possibility, to consider how literature has the power to unlock potential, open possibilities, allow for discovery, and set one free–as well as to close doors.

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WOW Currents
Wk-3_Fig-1_Ally STORY in Storying Studio is used as a verb as well as a noun. In addition to being a narrative, story/storying as verbs mean to compose by weaving together meanings in writing and art as in picturebooks. Children don’t write and illustrate; rather, they story. Story as a verb refers to the multimodal process of composing meaning in writing and art. Read more in this week’s blog, STORY in Storying Studio.

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My Take/Your Take: Book Dialogues

Several books . . .

Two readers . . .

Two perspectives . . .

.Your Take?

We continue our discussion of separation with Don’t Call me Grandma by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson with illustrations by Elizabeth Zunon, in which a great-grandmother slowly opens up to her great-granddaughter.

A thematic index of books featured on My Take/Your Take.
An older archive of books . . .

WOW Stories
WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom features Stories as Invitation and Transformation: Global Literature Integration across Multiple Contexts to examine how stories, both personal and those found in literature, invites students to explore themselves and their relationship to global issues and cultures.

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