WOW Review: Reading Across Cultures

Volume I, Issue 2

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

Table of Contents

Introduction and Editor’s Note, Janelle B. Mathis

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Written by Sherman Alexie

The Breadwinner, Written by Deborah Ellis

Josias, Hold the Book, Written by Jennifer Reismeyer Elvgren

Weedflower, Written by Cynthia Kadohata

Memories of Survival, Written by Esther Nisenthal Krinitz and Bernice Steinhardt

Sélavi, Written and illustrated by Youme Landowne

Waiting for Mama, Written by Tae-Joon Lee

The White Darkness, Written by Geraldine McCaughrean

Beneath My Mother’s Feet, Written by Amjed Qamar

Four Feet, Two Sandals, Written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed


Cheryl Canada, The Ohio State University-Mansfield, Mansfield, OH

Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Prisca Martens, Towson University, Towson, MD

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

Seemi Raina, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Ragina Shearer, Texas Women’s University and McMath Middle School, Denton, TX

Tracy L. Smiles, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

Yoo Kyung Sung, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ


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

Production Editor

Rebecca K. Ballenger

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