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.


  • News

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    Strategies and tools to engage students and educators in global literature at Ed Week . . .

    Manuscript Call for WOW Review - Feb. 15 open theme issue deadline

    WOW Stories is also calling for manuscripts focusing on an Investigations and Innovations in exploring intercultural understandings with children (Deadline: February. 15, 2016).

    Worlds of Words Story Jouneys on Saturdays. See more . . .

    Worlds of Words Mini-Conference, Thursday, March 10, 2016, with Raúl Colón and Kashmira Sheth. PD available. More info . . ..

    BigreadBig Read Connects Tucson celebrates and explores Poe and his works!

    Enjoy our newly remodeled space!

    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

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