Open a book . . .
Open a mind . . .
Change the world!
Worlds of Words builds bridges across global cultures through children’s and adolescent literature.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and their variations influence K-12 curriculum, particularly in the teaching of literacy, across the U.S. and internationally. With funds from the Center for Educational Resources in Culture Language and Literacy (CERCLL), Worlds of Words (WOW) in the University of Arizona College of Education offers an alternative to the CCSS text exemplar list to assist educators searching for ways to globalize their classrooms and libraries. For more information on the project, read our press release.
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Stories of the American Indian Experience are highlighted by Angeline P. Hoffman, White Mountain Apache, for August’s WOW Currents. Her writing this month begins with the consideration of how oral traditions inform and transform into written stories for children and young adults and includes booklists with publishers’ descriptions.
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My Take/Your Take
After losing her home to powerful forces of lava in Kapoho, Hawaii, Michele Ebersole talks about books that feature a Sense of Place with Yoo Kyung Sung in August’s My Take/Your Take. They start by challenging the ways in which we think about place as home and instead consider how place is about where one discovers self.
∞ 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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