WOW Stories

WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom is a regular on-line publication of WOW containing vignettes written by classroom educators about children’s experiences reading and responding to literature. If you would like to submit to WOW Stories, please see our current call and guidelines.

Issues from Intercultural Project at Van Horne Elementary School

Developing Intercultural Understandings Through International Children’s Literature; Volume I, Issue 1 (October, 2007)

Opening the World through Literature; Volume I, Issue 2 (November, 2008)

Reading Critically through Global Inquiry; Volume 1, Issue 3 (November, 2009)

Peer-Reviewed Issues of WOW Stories

Creating Connections with Latino Texts; Volume II, Issue 1 (August, 2008)

Literature as a Means to Facilitate Personal Response and Inquiry; Volume II, Issue 2 (July, 2009)

Exploring the Diversity that Surrounds Us; Volume III, Issue 1 (June, 2010)

Becoming Critical Readers through Engagements with International and Multicultural Literature; Volume III, Issue 2 (July 2011)

Exploring Cultural Identity Through Literature; Volume III, Issue 3 (June, 2013)

Literacy Communities Exploring Global and Multicultural Literature

Building Intercultural Connections through Literacy Community Explorations of Global and Multicultural Literature; Volume IV, Issue 1 (November, 2011)

Global Literature and Content Area Literacy: Exploring the Pedagogical Possibilities of Content Area Classrooms; Volume IV, Issue 2 (January, 2012)

Global Literacy Communities: Teacher Book Clubs and Global Explorations; Volume IV, Issue 3 (October 2012)

Global Literacy Communities: Creating Cross-Curricular Connections across Local and Global Cultures; Volume IV, Issue 4 (December 2012)

Learning About Ourselves and Others: Developing Intercultural Understandings through Global Literature; Volume IV, Issue 5 (January, 2013)

Building Global Understanding through Collaborative Relationships; Volume IV, Issue 6 (November, 2013)

Connecting to Global Cultures through Literature, Art, and Collaboration; Volume IV, Issue 7 (December 2013)

Developing Engagements with Global Literature; Volume IV, Issue 8 (January, 2014)

Current Issue
Stories as Invitation and Transformation: Global Literature Integration across Multiple Contexts; Volume IV, Issue 8 (September, 2015)


Tracy Smiles, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

Editorial Review Board

Mary Starrs Armstrong, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
Deanna Day, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA
Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Jeanne Fain, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Lauren Freedman, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Sandy Kaser, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Julia López-Robertson, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Judi Moreillon, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
Andrea García, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Monique Storie, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam

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