Worlds of Words

Open a book . . .

Open a mind . . .

Open the world!

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

WOW Currents
Interior Illustration of Pablo Finds A Treasure U.S. picturebooks freely share happy thoughts; however, recent exceptions show poverty, lives of young refugees and children living in war torn countries. Throughout June in WOW Currents, Seemi looks at picturebooks that deal with multidimensional constructions of poverty and disadvantage and shares her thoughts as she deeply reads the visual and the verbal texts.

See our complete listing of all WOW Currents entries.

My Take/Your Take
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet In My Take/Your Take this month, Dorea and Lauren explore a set of books that highlight multiple forms of protest and the power of voice for younger readers beginning with The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin.

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
Asking For It, Worlds of Words, WOW ReviewReviewers consider some of their favorite stories from 2016 in the latest issue of WOW Review, Volume IX Issue 3, casting a light on a number of the most compelling and innovative books of the previous year. In this issue, reviewers reflect on the books that they felt were full of novel perspective, keen insight, and fresh ideas to encourage readers to consider their own outlook in the context of a greater world.

See our complete listing of all WOW Review issues.

WOW Stories
edward_figure-1, Worlds of Words, WOW StoriesThe latest issue of WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom, Global Literacy Communities: Pursuing Critical Questions using Global Literature, 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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