Open a book . . .
Open a mind . . .
Change the world!
Worlds of Words builds bridges across global cultures through children’s and adolescent literature.
Worlds of Words in the University of Arizona College of Education launches “Visual Narratives: Connecting Across Languages and Cultures,” an exhibit of global picturebooks that tell stories primarily through visual images. The exhibit is inspired by the “Silent Books, from the World to Lampedusa and Back,” a traveling exhibit of global books from the International Board on Books for Young People. The exhibit is on display now through December 2019 with an open reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on July 25. 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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This month, Yoo Kyung Sung and Junko Sakoi look at Reluctant Printed–Text Readers (RPR) and ways to engage them. RPR are comfortable with reading texts in digital spaces, but are readers who feel reluctant and resistant to reading printed texts. They also discuss a librarian who successfully responds to young readers’ needs in the digitally dominating literacy world of teenagers.
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My Take/Your Take
María Acevedo-Aquino and Dorea Kleker discuss five books this month for our youngest citizens that are smaller but no less important. They examine ways that children can make both local and global connections to the earth and act in ways that support their families, communities and the planet. They begin with an emotional story, Ojiichan’s Gift.
∞ 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: 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: 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: 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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