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WOW Review Just Published!
In Volume 5, Issue 3 of WOW Review reviewers introduce books from a variety of genre taking readers into the countries of Israel, Palestine, Brazil, India, Cuba, Mexico, Iran, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Mali, and within the Korean American and Dominican Republic cultures of the United States. Readers are invited to share characters’ lives—the humor, celebrations, conflicts, and social challenges—by entering these stories.
WOW Currents examines diverse topics connected to global children’s and adolescent literature.
In this week’s entry, The Choice to Make a Difference: A Ripple Effect, Jackie Woodson comments on Each Kindness come from a Tucson Festival of Books presentation entitled “The Choice to Make a Difference.” Your thoughts?
See our complete listing of all WOW Currents entries.
One book . . .
Two readers . . .
Two perspectives . . .
Parvana, thirteen-years-old in Parvana’s Journey, searches for her mother in war-torn Afghanistan, and befriends with two younger children who are also struggling to survive in a sequel to The Breadwinner.
In the most recent issue of WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom, Learning About Ourselves and Others: Developing Intercultural Understandings through Global Literature, one learning community, now in their second year, shares their inquiry into how to help children connect with global literature through art and culture.
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