Wow Review Volume V, Issue 1

WOW Review: reading across cultures
Volume V, Issue 1
Fall 2012

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Introduction and Editor’s Note

Carolina’s Gift: A Story of Peru
Written by Katacha Diaz
Illustrated by Gredna Landolt

The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families
Written by Susan L. Roth
Illustrated by Cindy Trumbore

Meerkat Mail
Written by Emily Gravett

My Brother’s Shadow
Written by Monika Schröder

Never Fall Down
Written by Patricia McCormick

No Crystal Stair
Written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

One Crazy Summer
>Written by Rita Williams-Garcia

Out of the Way! Out of the Way!
Written by Uma Krishnaswami

Stoner & Spaz
Written by Ron Koertge

Bruce Broxterman, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Chloë Hughes, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Prisca Martens, Towson University, Towson, MD
Janelle B. Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Judi Moreillon, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
Carrie Orr, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
T. Gail Pritchard, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

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

Production Editor
Richard Clift

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One thought on “Wow Review Volume V, Issue 1

  1. Thank you, Judi Moreillon, for this wonderful and thorough review.
    I appreciate the connection to other books about the effects of war on children and hope, as more titles with international settings are published, young US readers’ perspective and understanding of world events continues to deepen.

    Interested teachers can find a discussion guide for MY BROTHER’S SHADOW on the publisher’s website that includes a bibliography of WWI titles.

    For teachers, students and ‘history nerds’ with an interest in primary sources I would like to recommend the website of the German History Institute in Washington, D.C.. Their digital library links to documents, images, etc., sorted by time periods, with translations and captions in English.

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