WOW Review: Volume XIII, Issue 1

Wow Review: Reading Across Cultures
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Volume XIII, Issue 1
Fall 2020

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Introduction and Editor’s Note

Cover of Anklet for a Princess depicting a couple dancing in traditional Indian attire in front of a vibrant background Anklet for a Princess
Written by Lila Mehta
Adapted by Meredith Brucker
Illustrated by Youshan Tang

Cover of Brother's Keeper, depicting a girl and a young boy climbing an icy mountain. Brother’s Keeper
Written by Julie Lee

The cover of El Deafo, depicting a humanoid rabbit wearing a cape flying through a clouds and a blue sky. El Deafo
Written and Illustrated by Cece Bell

The cover of Flowers in the Sky, depicting pink flowers in the corners of the foreground and a brick building in the background. Flowers in the Sky
Written by Lynn Joseph

The cover of In Search of Safety, depicting a black woman staring contemplatively to the right while sitting in a brown room. In Search of Safety: Voices of Refugees
Written and Photographed by Susan Kuklin

Cover of A Suitcase of Seaweed, depicting a woman, painted in yellow, holding a red suitcase, standing against a sea-green background. A Suitcase of Seaweed & More
Written by Janet Wong

The cover of When Stars are Scattered, depicting two black boys walking through a refugee camp. The sky is resplendently pink and purple, and dotted with stars, behind them. When Stars are Scattered
Written by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
Illustrated by Victoria Jamieson with color by Iman Geedy

Contributors to this Issue:
LaShanda Francis, University of Houston-Victoria, TX
Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, OH
Nina Reiniger, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Brett Stamm, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Judi Moreillon, Tucson, AZ
Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Kathy G. Short, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Susan Corapi, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
Prisca Martens, Towson University, Towson, MD

Production Editor:
Lindsay Rabalais, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Review Board
Nojood M. Alsudairi, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Seemi Aziz, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Nancy Hlibok Amann, Arizona School for Deaf and Blind, Tucson, AZ
Kathleen Crawford-McKinney, Wayne State University, Troy, MI
Desiree Cueto, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Michele Ebersole, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI
Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Gloria Kauffman, YIES School, Brianza, Italy
Janelle B. Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Gail Pritchard, Texas A&M University, Bryan, TX
Jean Schroeder, The IDEA School, Tucson, AZ
Tracy Smiles, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Celeste Trimble, St. Martin’s University, Lacey, WA
Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Melissa Wilson, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

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WOW review: reading across cultures
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