Region: Region

Catalog sorted by region

Going Over

It is February 1983, and Berlin is a divided city with a miles-long barricade separating east from west. But the city isn’t the only thing that is divided. Ada lives among the rebels, punkers, and immigrants of Kreuzberg in West Berlin. Stefan lives in East Berlin, in a faceless apartment bunker of Friedrichshain. Bound by […]

Other Descriptors: Germany, Historical Fiction, Young Adult (ages 14-18) » Themes: , , , , , , » 1 Comment

Diamond Boy

“Diamonds for everyone.” That’s what fifteen-year-old Patson Moyo hears when his family arrives in the Marange diamond fields. Soon Patson is working in the mines himself, hoping find his girazi–the priceless that stone that could change his life forever. But when the government’s soldiers comes to Marange, Patson’s world is shattered. Set against the backdrop […]

Other Descriptors: Intermediate (ages 9-14), Realistic Fiction, Young Adult (ages 14-18), Zimbabwe » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

Brief Thief

“A lizard takes the liberty of using what seem to be some old underpants when he runs out of toilet paper. What he doesn’t count on is that his own conscience and an outraged rabbit will be watching”–

Other Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), France, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , » 1 Comment

Home Is Beyond The Mountains

When the Turkish army invades northwestern Persia in 1918, nine-year-old Samira and her parents, brother, and baby sister are driven from their tiny village. Taking only what they can carry, they flee into the mountains, but the journey is so difficult that only Samira and her older brother survive. Shunted from one refugee camp to […]

Other Descriptors: Historical Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Turkey » Themes: , , , , , » 1 Comment

The Lightning Dreamer

In free verse, evokes the voice of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a book-loving writer, feminist, and abolitionist who courageously fought injustice in nineteenth-century Cuba. Includes historical notes, excerpts from her writings, biographical information, and source notes.

Other Descriptors: Cuba, Historical Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14) » Themes: , » 1 Comment

I Dreamt . . . A Book about Hope

Other Descriptors: Americas, Mexico, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , » 1 Comment


While learning to bestow dreams, a young dream giver tries to save an eight-year-old boy from the effects of both his abusive past and the nightmares inflicted on him by the frightening Sinisteeds.

Other Descriptors: Americas, Fantasy, Intermediate (ages 9-14), United States of America » Themes: , , , , » 1 Comment

Nobody Knows

It’s autumn in Tokyo, and twelve-year-old Akira and his younger siblings, Kyoko, Shige and little Yuki, have just moved into a new apartment with their mother. Akira hopes it’s a new start for all of them, even though the little ones are not allowed to leave the apartment or make any noise, since the landlord […]

Other Descriptors: Asia, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Japan, Realistic Fiction » Themes: , , , , , , » 1 Comment

Calvin Coconut: Extra Famous

Calvin and his friends have the opportunity to earn some money by appearing as extras in a zombie movie being filmed on a nearby beach.

Other Descriptors: Hawaii, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Oceania, Realistic Fiction » Themes: , , , , , , , » Leave a comment

The Lumatere Chronicles: Quintana of Charyn

Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi and his companions travel through Charyn searching for Quintana and building an army that will secure her unborn child’s right to rule. While in the valley between two kingdoms, Quintana of Charyn and Isaboe of Lumatere come face-to-face in a showdown that will […]

Other Descriptors: Australia, Fantasy, Oceania, Young Adult (ages 14-18) » Themes: , , , , , » Leave a comment
  • News

    Twitter Updates

    Worlds of Words on Facebook

    Manuscript Call for WOW Review open themed and books highlighting diasporas . . . .

    WOW Book Fiesta is back and welcomes Chris Gall on Sat., May 3rd and his new book Dogs vs. Cats. Details here.

    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 . . .