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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
book-1294676_1280Most of us have thought about what we would do if granted wishes – but how careful would we be. One Wish, Two Wish, Three Wishes,  More . . . What could go wrong?

See our complete listing of all WOW Currents entries.
My Take/Your Take: Book Dialogues

Several books . . .

Two readers . . .

Two perspectives . . .

.Your Take?
With the fire out of control, the only thing people and animals could do was to get in the lake. Add to our discussion of Out of the Woods.
A thematic index of books featured on My Take/Your Take.
An older archive of books . . .
WOW Review

****Recently Published****.

There are ten books in this issue of WOW Review Volume VIII, Issue 3 that touch upon celebration, connection, self-identiy, and seeing others.

WOW Stories

WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom features Stories as Invitation and Transformation: Global Literature Integration across Multiple Contexts to examine how stories, both personal and those found in literature, invites students to explore themselves and their relationship to global issues and cultures.


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    Manuscript Call for WOW Review - Literature as Key: The Power to Unlock Potential, Open Possibilities, Close Doors, Discover Knowledge, and Set One Free - issue deadline May 15

    Worlds of Words Story Journey to Arabic-speaking Countries of the Middle East Sat., June 11. See more . . .

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