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WOW Review
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****Just Published****

WOW Review Volume VIII, Issue 1 highlights books that contain expansive plots and landscapes, as well as books that expand our thinking and engagement.

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WOW Currents

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WOW Currents examines diverse topics connected to global children’s and adolescent literature.
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How do you use Those “#$@&%*!” Expletives in Children’s Books as a teachable moment?

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

One book . . .

Two readers . . .

Two perspectives . . .

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Your Take?

Big Red Lollipop provides an interesting discussion of cultural traditions, both different and similar, to our own.

A thematic index of books featured on My Take/Your Take.
An older archive of books
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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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