Wow Review: Reading Across Cultures

Volume II, Issue 1

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
American Born Chinese, Written by Gene Luen Yang

Bobbie Dazzler, Written by Margaret Wild

Chester, Written by Melanie Watts

The Declaration, Written by Gemma Malley

Hannah’s Winter, Written by Kierin Meehan

Secret Keeper, Written by Mitali Perkins

Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal, Written by Mal Peet

Three Cups of Tea, One Man’s Journey to Change the World—One Child at a Time, Written by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin

Waiting for Normal, Written by Leslie Connor

Yoon and the Jade Bracelet, Written by Helen Recorvits


Deanna Day, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA

Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Erin Mackinney, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Ann Parker, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Junko Sakoi, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ & World Language Education School, Japan

Jean Schroeder, Tucson Unified School District, Tucson, AZ

Ragina Shearer, University of North Texas & Calhoun Middle School, Denton, TX

Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Melissa B. Wilson, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX


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

Production Editor

Rebecca K. Ballenger

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