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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.

An earthquake leads to a  reading program that would brighten a child’s day and take their mind off of the deplorable conditions in which they lived is created. Now it is at risk: A Future for Li Li Li Read!

See our complete listing of all WOW Currents entries.


My Take/Your Take: Book Dialogues

One book . . .

Two readers . . .

Two perspectives . . .

Your Take?

This week we look at how Carmen T. Bernier-Grand’s, coupled with Frida Kahlo’s paintings, portray the originality of this important painter in Frida: Viva La Vida! Long Live Life!

WOW Review
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WOW Review, Vol. VI, Issue 4 focuses on books for teachers and parents who are looking for titles that depict the movement and displacement of people across spaces, cities, and countries.
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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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