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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 Currents

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

Robots, Cyborgs, and DNA—Oh, My! . . . science and medicine rush to innovate, but is is authors’ characters in books that truly explore the dilemmas that science and medicine may present. Share your thoughts.

See our complete listing of all WOW Currents entries.

My Take/Your Take: Book Dialogues

One book . . .

Two readers . . .

Two perspectives . . .

Your Take?

A continuing discussion featuring strong, independent women in Iran continues this week with the book If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan.
.WOW Review

****Recently Published****

This issue of WOW Review, WOW Review, Vol. VII, Issue 1, begins and ends with an invitation to consider the many stories and perspectives of others across the globe and across eras.

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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