WOW Review: Volume IV, Issue 2

WOW Review: Forced Journeys
Volume IV, Issue 2
Winter 2011

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WOW Review is an electronic journal of critical reviews on children’s and adolescent literature that highlight intercultural understanding and global perspectives.

Introduction and Editor’s Note

Between Shades of Gray
Written by Ruta Sepetys

Child of Dandelions
Written by Shenaaz Nadji

Fatty Legs: A True Story

A Stranger At Home: A True Story
Written by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

Five Flavors of Dumb
Written by Anthony John

From North to South
Written by René Colato Laínez

Half Spoon of Rice, A Survival Story of the Cambodian Genocide
Written by Icy Smith

A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk
Written by Jan L. Coats

I Am Thomas
Written by Libby Gleeson
Illustrated by Armin Greder

I Know Here
Written by Laurel Croza

The Island
Written and Illustrated by Armin Greder

A Long Walk to Water
Written by Linda S. Park

Seemi Aziz, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Breshaun-B. Joyner, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Prisca Martens, Towson University, Towson, MD
Janelle Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Mary Ellen Oslick, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
Gail Pritchard, University of Alabama, Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Kathy G. Short, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Janelle B. Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX – Chair/Editor

Production Editor
Richard Clift

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2 thoughts on “WOW Review: Volume IV, Issue 2

    • Susan Corapi says:

      Thank you. We’re glad you found it! Our goal with WOW Review is to make global literature more visible so we are thrilled it “worked” and you found the review insightful.

      Susan Corapi & Prisca Martens, Co-Editors, WOW Review

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