WOW Review Volume VII Issue 4

WOW Review: Immigration as Opportunities
Volume VII, Issue 4
Summer 2015

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Introduction and Editor’s Note’s

The Castaways
Written by Rob Vollmer
Illustrated by Pablo C. Callejo

Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother
Written by Sonia Nazario. (Adapted for Young People)

González & Daughter Trucking Co.: A Road Novel with Literary License
Written by María Amparo Escandón

Grandfather’s Journey
Written by Allen Say

The London Jungle Book
Written and Illustrated by Bhajju Shyam
Translated by Shiris Rao

The Matchbox Diary
Written by Paul Fleischman
Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Migrant: The Journey of a Mexican Worker
Written by José Manuel Mateo
Illustrated by Javier Martínez Pedro
Translated from Spanish by Emily Smith

The Name Jar
Written and Illustrated by Yangsook Choi

The Other Side of the Wall
Written and Illustrated by Simon Schwartz
Translated from German by Laura Watkinson

Touched by Fire
Written by Irene N. Watts

Immigration Themed Books Previously Reviewed by WOW Review

Across the Tumen: A North Korean Kkotjebi Boy’s Quest, Written by Young Sook Moon, Vol. 7, 3

All for the Better: A Story of El Barrio, Written by Nicholasa Mohr, Vol. 6, 4

All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel, Written and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino, Vol. 7, 3

Between Shades of Gray, Written by Ruta Sepetys, Vol. 4, 2

Between Sisters, Written by Adowa BadoeVol. 5, 2

Bite of Mango, Written by Mariatu Karnara and Susan McClelland, Vol. 3, 4

Black Radishes, Written by Susan Lynn Meyer, Vol. 4, 1

The Boy and Wall, Created by Youth at Lajee Centre in Aida Refugee Camp, Vol. 2, 4

The Braid, Written by Helen Frost, Vol. 1, 4

Bringing Asha Home, Written by Uma Krishnashwami, Vol. 1, 1

Broken Moon, Written by Kim Anteau, Vol. 2, 4

Child of Dandelions, Written by Shenaaz Nadji, Vol. 4, 2

City Boy, Written by Jan MichaelVol. 5, 2

Climbing Stairs, Written by Padma Venkatraman , Vol. 2, 2

Day of Pelican, Written by Karine Paterson., Vol. 2, 3

A Faraway Island
, Written by Annika Thor, Translated by Linda Schenck, Vol. III, Issue 2, Vol. 3, 2

Fatty Legs: A True Story, Written by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Vol. 4, 2

The Firefly Letters, Written By Margarita Engle, Vol. 3, 1

Five Flavors of Dumb, Written by Anthony John, Vol. 4, 2

Flying the Dragon. Written by Natalie Dias Lorenzi, Vol. 7, 1

The Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924, Written by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama, Vol. 6, 4

From North to South, Written by René Colato Laínez, Vol. 4, 2

From Somalia with Love, Written by Na’ima Bint Robert., Vol. 2, 3

From There to Here, Written by Laurel Croza; illustrated by Matt James. Vol. 7, 3

Going Home, Written by Eve Bunting, Illustrated by David Diaz, Vol. 6 4

Half Spoon of Rice, A Survival Story of Cambodian Genocide, Written by Icy Smith, Vol. 4, 2

Hannah’s Winter, Written by Kierin Meehan, Written, Vol. 2, 1

A Hare in Elephant’s Trunk, Written by Jan L. Coats, Vol. 4, 2

I Am Thomas, Written by Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Armin Greder, Vol. 4, 2

I Know Here, Written by Laurel Croza, Vol. 4, 2

Inside Out and Back Again, Written by Thanhha Lai, Vol. 4, 3

The Island, Written and Illustrated by Armin Greder, Vol. 4, 2

La Línea, Written by Ann Jaramillo, Vol. 1, 1

A Long Walk to Water, Written by Linda S. Park, Vol. 4, 2

Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan, Written by John Bul Dau and Martha Arual Akech with Michael S. Sweeney and K.M. KostyalVol. 5, 2

My Childhood under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary, Written by Nadja Halilbegovich, Vol. 3, 3

My Name is Sangoel, Written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed. Illustrated by Carine Stock., Vol. 2, 3

The Nazi Hunters. Written by Neal Bascomb, Vol. 7,1

Now is the Time for Running, Written by Michael Williams, Vol. 4, 4

One Green Apple, Written by Eve Bunting, Illustrated by Ted Lewin, Vol. 2, 4

A Photograph as a Memento, Written by Maria Martirosova, Vol. 6, 4

Secret Keeper, Written by Mitali Perkins, Written, Vol. 2, 1

The Secret Side of Empty, Written by Mari­a E. Andreu, Vol. 6, 4

A Step from Heaven, Written by An Na, Vol. 3, 1

A Stranger At Home: A True Story, Written by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Vol. 4, 2

Sugar Kid: A Story of the Girl from the Last Century Told by Stella Nudolskaya, Written by Olga Gramova, Illustrated by Maria Pasternak, Vol. 7, 1

Tasting Sky: A Palestinian Childhood, Written by Ibtisam Barakat , Vol. 2, 2

This is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration, Written by Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by James Ransome, Vol. 6, 4

Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba, Written by Margarita Engle, Vol. III, Issue 2, Vol. 3, 1

Under the Persimmon Tree, Written by Susan Staples, Vol. 4, 4

The War within these Walls,Written by Aline Sax, Illustrated by Caryl Strezeleck, Translated by Laura Watkinson, Vol. 6, 4

What’s Your Story?. Written by Rose Giannone, Illustrated by Bern Emmerichs, Vol. 7, 1

Where I Belong, Written by Gillian CrossVol. 5, 2

Yellow Star, Written by Jennifer Roy, Vol. 4, 1

Contributors to This Issue:
Margaret Bly, Teacher Librarian, Roskruge K-8 Bilingual School, Tucson, AZ
Olga Bukhina, International Assoc. for the Humanities, New York, NY
Camille Dittemore, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Hee Young Kim, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Janelle Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Megan McCaffrey, Governors State University, University Park, IL
T. Gail Pritchard, PhD, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Katie Walker, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

Janelle Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Production Editor:
Richard Clift

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