WOW Review Volume I Issue 4

WOW Review: reading across cultures
Volume I, Issue 4
Summer 2009

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

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

jimenezReaching 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

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WOW review: reading across cultures
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