WOW Stories Volume V Issue 2

WOW Stories: Volume V, Issue 2
Global Literacy Communities: Pursuing Critical Questions Using Global Literature
Spring 2017

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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 in the classroom setting.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Editors’ Note
Tracy Smiles, Western Oregon University, and Mary Fahrenbruck, New Mexico State University

Using Literature to (re) Consider Politicized Issues
Desiree Cueto, Western Washington University

Freedom and Justice for All: Exploring Black Lives Matter and the Significance of Civil Disobedience
Desiree Cueto, Western Washington University, and Shannon Clowes, Alain Locke Charter School

Seeing Me: Confronting Real and Symbolic Borders through Stories
Desiree Cueto, Western Washington University, and Julia Hillman, Blenman Elementary School

“I’m Making Changes in My Classroom by Welcoming the World”: An Interview with Julia Hillman
Junko Sakoi, Tucson Unified School District

Production Editor:
Samantha Verini, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

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WOW stories: connections from the classroom
ISSN 2577-0551