WOW Review Volume II Issue 3

WOW Review: reading across cultures
Volume II, Issue 3
Spring 2010

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, Janelle B. Mathis

A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts
Written by Ying Chang Compestine
Illustrated by Coleman Polhemus

Bog Child
Written by Siobhan Dowd

The Day of the Pelican
Written by Katherine Paterson

From Somalia with Love
Written by Na’ima Bint Robert

Home of the Brave
Written by Allen Say

Millicent Min, Girl Genius
Written by Lisa Yee

My Name is Sangoel
Written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed
Illustrated by Catherine Stock

Real Time
Written by Pnina Moed Kass

Written by Patricia McCormick

Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom
Written by Margarita Engle

Year of the Dog
Written by Grace Lin

Seemi Aziz, Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK
Michele Ebersole, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI
Jeanne Gilliam Fain, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Roxanna Jaiswal, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Avis Masuda, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI
Judi Moreillon, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
Ann Parker, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Kathy G. Short, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Yoo Kyung Sung, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Melissa Wilson, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

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

Production Editor:
Richard Clift

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WOW review: reading across cultures
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