WOW Review Volume I Issue 1

WOW Review: reading across cultures
Volume I, Issue 1
Fall 2008

WOW Review is an electronic journal of critical reviews on children’s and adolescent literature that highlight intercultural understanding and global perspectives.

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Editor’s Note, Janelle B. Mathis

Asare, Sosu’s Call Sosu’s Call, Written by Meshack Asare

Choi, Peach Heaven Peach Heaven, Written by Yangsook Choi

Crowe, Duke’s Olympic Feet Duke’s Olympic Feet, Written by Ellie Crowe

Engle, The Poet Slave of Cuba The Poet Slave of Cuba, A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano, Written by Margarita Engle

Foreman, Mia’s Story Mia’s Story: A Sketchbook of Hopes & Dreams, Written & Illustrated by Michael Foreman

Greif, The Fighter The Fighter, Written by Jean-Jacques Greif

Grey, Traction Man Is Here Traction Man Is Here, Written by Mini Grey

Jaramillo, La Linea La Lí­nea, Written by Ann Jaramillo

Krishnaswami, Bringing Asha Home Bringing Asha Home, Written by Uma Krishnashwami

Park, When My Name was Keoko When My Name Was Keoko, Written by Linda Sue Park

Pin, When I Grow Up, I will Win the Nobel Peace Prize When I Grow Up, I will Win the Nobel Peace Prize, Written by Isabel Pin

Kathleen Crawford-Mckinney, Wayne State University, Troy, MI
Michele Ebersole, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI
Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Janelle B. Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Prisca Martens, Towson University, Towson, MD
Jean Schroeder, Schumaker Elementary School, Tucson, AZ
Kathy Short, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Janelle B. Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Production Editor:
Rebecca K. Ballenger

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WOW review: reading across cultures
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