WOW Review: Reading Across Cultures

Volume 2, 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
Janelle B. Mathis

The Boy and the Wall
Created by Youth at Lajee Centre in Aida Refugee Camp

Broken Moon
Written by Kim Anteau

Camel Rider
Written by Prue Mason

Good Night, Commander
Written by Ahmad Akbarpour Translated by Shadi Eskandani and Helen Mixte
Illustrated by Morteza Zahedi

A Little Piece of Ground
Written by Elizabeth Laird with Sonia Nimr
Illustrated by Bill Neal

Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan
Written/Illustrated by Jeanette Winter

One Green Apple
Written by Eve Bunting
Illustrated by Ted Lewin

Samir and Yonatan
Written by Daniella Carmi
Translated by Yael Lotan

Saving the Baghdad Zoo: A True Story of Hope and Heroes
Written by Kelly Milner Halls with Major William Sumner

Tiger Moon
Written by Antonia Michaelis
Translated by Anthea Bell

Yasmin’s Hammer
Written by Ann Malaspina
Illustrated by Doug Chayka


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, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ
Ragina Shearer, University of North Texas and Calhoun Middle School, Denton, TX
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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