WOW Review: Reading Across Cultures

Volume I, Issue 4

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

chen Artie and Julie, Written by Chih-Yuan ChenChen

zusak The Book Thief, Written by Markus Zusak

frost The Braid, Written by Helen Frost

tingle Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom, Written by Tim Tingle

na The Fold, Written by An Na

calcines Leaving Glorytown: One Boy’s Struggle under Castro, Written by Eduardo F. Calcines

uehashi Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, Written by Nahoko Uehashi

jansen Over a Thousand Hills I Walk with You, Written by Hanna Jansen

jimenez Reaching Out, Written by Francisco Jiménez


Mi-Kyoung Chang, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Ashley Faulk, Maxwell Middle School, Tucson, AZ
Cindy Hawk, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Prisca Martens, Towson University, Towson, MD
Judi Moreillon, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
Ann Parker, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Jongsun Wee, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


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

Production Editor

Rebecca K. Ballenger