Worlds of Words

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Worlds of Words builds bridges across global cultures through children’s and adolescent literature.

WOW News

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WOW Currents
September’s WOW Currents, by Seems Aziz, University of Arizona, focuses on the refugee, migrant and immigrant experience. Her writing examines how the graphic novel not only informs the reader but also transfers the feelings and emotions of that experience by seeing it.

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My Take/Your Take
Jean Schroader and Holly Johnson begin this September’s My Take/Your Take by talking about books that feature the common theme of escape. The first book they explore is Town Is by the Sea, by Joanne Schwartz with illustrations by Sydney Smith. They begin by examining the difficult situations many youths find themselves, in which they have the need to escape the place they call home.

Take a look at our thematic index of books featured on My Take/Your Take. We also have an archive of My Take/Your Take books.

WOW Stories and WOW Review are accepting submissions. Our two online journals are available to you without subscription, membership, or fee requirements. We are proud to offer these journals and want to hear from you. E-mail us with questions, feedback, and submissions.

WOW Review
Akata WitchWOW Review: Reading Across Cultures is a regular on-line publication of Worlds of Words containing reviews of selected books to be published quarterly. The reviews are careful examinations of the books, primarily focused on the cultural authenticity of the text and illustrations. If you would like to submit to WOW Review, please see our current call and guidelines. ISSN 2577-0527

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WOW Stories
Estevan's Song, WOW Stories V5 I4 WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom is a regular on-line publication of Worlds of Words containing vignettes written by 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. ISSN 2577-0551

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WOW Libros
Un nido para Fito por Lía SchenckWOW Libros: Leyendo entre palabras is a regular on-line publication of Worlds of Words containing spanish-language reviews of spanish-language books. If you would like to submit to WOW Libros, please see our current call guidelines.

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