WOW Review Volume IV, Issue 3

WOW Review: reading across cultures
Volume IV, Issue 3
Spring 2012

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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Introduction and Editor’s Note

Beneath a Meth Moon: An Elegy
Written by Jacqueline Woodson

Diego Rivera, His World and Ours
Written and Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu
Written by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

In Darkness
Written by Nick Lake

Inside Out and Back Again
Written by Thanhha Lai

Pulelehua and Mamaki
Written by Janice Crowl
Illustrated by Harinani Orme

Queen of Hearts

Written by Martha Brooks

Saving Zasha
Written by Randi Barrow

The Scorpio Races
Written by Maggie Stiefvater

The Wild Book
Written By Margarita Engle

Susan Corapi, University of Arizona
Deborah Dimmett, Sunnyside Unified School District, Tucson, AZ
Michele Ebersole, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI
Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Janelle Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Gail Pritchard, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Ragina Shearer, Calhoun Middle School, Denton, TX
Kathy G. Short, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Melissa B. Wilson, Safford K-8 Magnet School, Tucson, AZ

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

Production Editor
Richard Clift

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  1. Deborah,
    I appreciate that you bring your knowledge and experiences in Haiti to bear as you commented on the language Nick Lake uses and the accuracy of the historical figures he references.

    I started the book after hearing Lake speak at ALA Midwinter in January – but the story was just too dark for me at the time. Perhaps, after reading your review, I will pick it up again.

    Thank you for your insights.

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