We Can Promote Global Literature Together

In our center, you’ll find a magical place–a place where lives change, thanks to the power of books. With over 40,000 texts, Worlds of Words: Center of Global Literacies and Literatures holds the largest collection of global literature for children and young adults in the United States. Additionally, we house original art from published picturebooks. Through our programs, we plan to take this exceptional collection to the next level. Your help can make journeys through story worlds possible for every student.

When you donate to WOW, you contribute to our community of students, educators, and beyond. Our outreach programs to promote global literature include:

  • Language and Culture Kits and Global Story Boxes that are loaned to local schools.
  • Three free online academic journals and other publications on current topics facing the global community.
  • Events for schools, families, teens, and the larger community.
  • Free professional development workshops, conferences, institutes, and lectures for educators.

Contact the Director of Development at 520.621.3413 or You can also make your gift on-line through the University of Arizona Foundation. Once there, you will get a screen similar to this:

Donate to Worlds of Words
Donate to Worlds of Words

Once you’ve entered the amount of your gift, be sure to designate it to Worlds of Words programs or operations. Click the Add Donation button and you’re on your way to being a part of our promise and commitment to opening books and changing the world for children.