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WOW Review
We take a deep look at twelve books in WOW Review Volume VIII, Issue 4, Literature as a Key to Possibility, to consider how literature has the power to unlock potential, open possibilities, allow for discovery, and set one free–as well as to close doors.

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WOW Currents
baddawi_coverSeemi continues her look at Refugee and Migrant Narratives in Baddawi by Leila Abdelrazaq. In this book, young Ahmad struggles to find himself and his identity growing up in a refugee camp, a place he cannot call home. Learn more about Baddawi, including two places where readers can find additional information on the author and publisher.

See our complete listing of all WOW Currents entries.

My Take/Your Take: Book Dialogues
A Time to Dance

Several books . . .

Two readers . . .

Two perspectives . . .

.Your Take?

We continue July’s focus on Young People’s Inner Journey to Grow and Discover Their Agency with two takes on A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman, in which Veda experiences a traumatic life-altering event and she must find the strength to learn to live with her new situation.

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

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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