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

WOW Currents
Native American Children's Books on Foundations of Self KnowledgeThis August, Angeline Hoffman focuses WOW Currents on the Native American Experience in books for young people. This week, she recommends ten books for children and young adults about the Native American search for self and for community.

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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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My Take/Your Take: Book Dialogues
Back to Front and Upside Down by Claire Alexander

Several books . . .

Two readers . . .

Two perspectives . . .

.Your Take?

This August we look at global books that Won the Schneider Family Award administered by the American Library Association and given to a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and teen audiences. This week, WOW board members provide their take on Back to Front and Upside Down by Claire Alexander, in which Stan struggles to write a Happy Birthday card to his principal. With extra help and focus, Stan learns that he can confidently ask for help in the future.

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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