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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.

This week we look at how teachers used a Graffiti Board in Global Explorations in Verse: Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War to explore Native American perspectives.

See our complete listing of all WOW Currents entries.

My Take/Your Take: Book Dialogues

One book . . .

Two readers . . .

Two perspectives . . .

Your Take?

In The True Tale Of The Monster Billy Dean, we learn the truth (and comment on) about the things that were saved and things that were destroyed on the day that Billy Dean was born.
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****Recently 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 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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    The Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison show a continued decline in the number of books depicting characters of color in 2013. Read more . . .

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