Worlds of Words

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Worlds of Words builds bridges across global cultures through children’s and adolescent literature.

WOW Currents
The Worlds of Words weekly blog, WOW Currents, explores new ways to use books in helping immigrants and refugees during the month of February.February’s WOW Currents by Susan Corapi expand on Lauren Freedman’s Immigrant and Refugee Narratives posts from December. This month Susan will share ways in which we can use books to help refugees and immigrants feel welcome and negotiate a new culture and new language. These posts will showcase “the power of books to help children through these tough experiences.”

See our complete listing of all WOW Currents entries.

My Take/Your Take
Worlds of Words, February My Take / Your Take looks at U.S. books that won the Schneider Family Award for the portrayal of the disability experience. In February’s My Take / Your Take, Maria V. Acevedo, Susan Corapi, Desiree Cueto and Megan McCaffrey continue their discussion from August 2016 on Schneider Family Award-winning books. This month they are looking at books based in the U.S. that won this award and explore the disability experience, including two stories about legends in art and music: Horace Pippin, an artist with a paralyzed arm due to a war injury, and Art Tatum, a jazz musician who is blind.

Take a look at our thematic index of books featured on My Take/Your Take. We also have an archive of My Take/Your Take books.

WOW Review
Emmanuel's Dream, conflict, dissonance, resolution, Worlds of Words WOW ReviewTake a look at our newest issue of WOW Review, Volume IX, Issue 2 that explores the realities of conflict, dissonance, and resolution, and how these are essential aspects of the human condition. In this issue, reviewers consider the books they have read that bring us new ways to think about the world and our interactions with those within it.

See our complete listing of all WOW Review issues.

WOW Stories
edward_figure-1The latest issue of WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom, Building Bridges Across Multiple Worlds, examines how stories, both personal and literary, invite students to explore themselves and their relationship to global issues and cultures.

See our complete listing of all WOW Stories issues.

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