Wow Review Volume II Issue 1

WOW Review: reading across cultures
Volume II, Issue 1
Fall 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

American Born Chinese
Written by Gene Luen Yang

Bobbie Dazzler
Written by Margaret Wild

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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WOW review: reading across cultures
ISSN 2577-0527