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Worlds of Words builds bridges across global cultures through children’s and adolescent literature.
The art of award-winning picturebook illustrator Ronald Himler captures how the resilience of children creates hope for the future. Worlds of Words’ new exhibit, “Creating Hope through Resilience: The Picturebook Art of Ronald Himler” displays original illustrations from his books that lay bare the struggles children face when they grow up near conflict zones. Himler’s artistry features striking watercolors depicting children in global contexts coping with challenging experiences in their lives.
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For December WOW Currents, Holly Johnson looks back over the books recommended for 2018 by the Worlds of Words community through the WOW Recommends feature. These books can move us forward into thinking about or working with some great literature for 2019. Six of the books are chapter books or in free verse that would be great for adolescents, while the other six are picture books that could be used across various grade levels. The list also includes both fiction and informational texts.
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My Take/Your Take
Dr. Kathleen Crawford-McKinney and Deanna Day-Wiff review brand new immigration and refugee titles for teachers to share and use in the classroom in this month’s WOW Currents. In addition, they share response strategies that pre-service teachers created in a children’s literature course from Washington State University.
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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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