Worlds of Words: Center of Global Literacies and Literatures

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Worlds of Words: Center of Global Literacies and Literatures builds bridges across global cultures through children’s and adolescent literature.

WOW News
Eva Halvax compares a panel from Alma with the original illustration in the WOW Studio.Brutal honesty connects award winning illustrators Juana Martinez-Neal and Molly Idle. A new exhibit of original illustrations and picturebooks puts this partnership front and center at the Worlds of Words: Center for Global Literacies and Literatures in the University of Arizona College of Education. Critique to Support and Stretch: A Conversation between Juana Martinez-Neal and Molly Idle is free and open to the public who are encouraged to take in the exhibit and engage in visual critique. It will be on display in Worlds of Words now through August with a reception including appearances by the illustrators from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on April 16. For more information on the exhibit, see our press release. For more information on the reception, check out our event listing.

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WOW Currents
Cover of The Legendary Miss Lena Horne depicting a black woman in a black dress in front of a red background.For the month of March, Celeste Trimble focuses on artist’s biographies in children’s literature. These biographies look at artists in one of five categories: Theater Arts, Dance, Visual Arts, Music, and Literary Arts. There has been a significant increase in biographical picturebooks throughout the last decade, and trends have shown that biographies of women have been particularly sought out by publishers.

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My Take/Your Take
Lubna and Pebble Cover This month, Susan Corapi and Deanna Day selected titles that were submitted to the Outstanding International Book committee. The OIB committee reads approximately 500 books and selects 42 distinguished titles that represent the best global books in the world. Susan and Deanna focus on books with themes of crossing borders, both literally and figuratively.

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
Book cover for Wangari Maathai
WOW 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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