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WOW Review
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WOW Review, Vol. VI, Issue 4 focuses on books for teachers and parents who are looking for titles that depict the movement and displacement of people across spaces, cities, and countries.

WOW Currents

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

Poverty can be a compelling reason for relocation. In a sense, it is one of choice: accept the present reality or move for a better life. Diaspora in Recent Global Books: Diamond Boy looks at why change might not always end as the character expects.

See our complete listing of all WOW Currents entries.


My Take/Your Take: Book Dialogues

One book . . .

Two readers . . .

Two perspectives . . .

Your Take?

Margarita Engle, through The Lightning Dreamer set in 1827 Cuba, reminds us that both slaves and women were seen as financial commodities who fought for their freedom.
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WOW Stories

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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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