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WOW Review

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****Just 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.

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WOW Currents

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

This week’s WOW Currents, ELL & NCLB: Let Me Count the Ways to Say “You Fail”, explores how NCLB, inadvertently, set-up English Language Learners for failure in school.

See our complete listing of all WOW Currents entries.

My Take/Your Take: Book Dialogues

One book . . .

Two readers . . .

Two perspectives . . .

Your Take?

Worlds of Words continues a month of comments on The Tyrant’s Daughter, where the problem is not only with the representation of the female characters but also the male characters within the story.

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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