Worlds of Words

Welcome to Worlds of Words. Search our growing database of books, read our two on-line journals, comment on our blog or book dialogues, or learn more about us and our mission. Take time to explore the site and return often as we expand to include more voices like yours.

WOW Review
WOW Review: Reading Across Cultures is an electronic journal of critical reviews on children’s and adolescent literature that highlights intercultural understanding and cultural authenticity. Visit our alphabetical list of titles reviewed by Worlds of Words.

WOW Stories
WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom is an on-line journal of WOW containing vignettes written by classroom educators about student’s experiences reading and responding to literature.

WOW Currents
A blog of current topics related to global literature. Visit our list of blogs by theme.

My Take/Your Take: Book Dialogues
Two readers with different connections and interpretations of the same text share unique views.  You are invited to join in the dialogue with your own perspectives.

Authors Corner
Authors Corner celebrates the news from authors and illustrators about their recent or upcoming releases portraying diverse cultures from around the world.

Other Resources

Language and Culture Kits
Online resources found in our language and culture kits for classroom use.

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

    You are invited to the The University of Arizona POETRY CENTER LECTURE with Margarita Engle

    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 . . .

    Keep an eye on the Calendar for more WOW events!

    New format for WOW Stories