WOW Review: Volume XI, Issue 3

WOW Review: Reading Across Cultures
Volume XI, Issue 3
Spring 2019
Hope in its Different Forms

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Introduction and Editors’ Notes

Children of Blood and Bone
Children of Blood and Bone
Written by Tomi Adeyemi

drowned city don brown
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans
Written and Illustrated by Don Brown

the fox on the swing evelina daciute
The Fox on the Swing
Written by Evelina Daciūte
Illustrated by Aušra Kiudulaite

Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans
Written by Phil Bildner
Illustrated by John Parra

new clothes for new year's day hyun-joo bae
New Clothes for New Year’s Day
Written and Illustrated by Hyun-Joo Bae

the night diary veera hiranandani
The Night Diary
Written by Veera Hiranandani

return to sender julia alvarez
Return to Sender
Written by Julia Alvarez

a story like the wind gill lewis
A Story Like the Wind
Written by Gill Lewis
Illustrated by Jo Weaver

the stuff of stars marion dane bauer
The Stuff of Stars
Written by Marion Dan Bauer
Illustrated by Ekua Holmes

this thing called the future j.l. powers
This Thing Called the Future
Written by J.L. Powers

Contributors to this Issue:
Seemi Aziz, University of Arizona
Susan Corapi, Trinity International University
Kathleen Crawford-McKinney, Wayne State University
Kaitlyn DeMoney, Western Washington University
Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati
Hyunjung Lee, University of Arizona
Megan McCaffrey, Governor’s University
Lillian Reeves, University of South Carolina
Kathy G. Short, University of Arizona
Nithya Sivashankar, Ohio State University

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

Production Editors:
Blaire Krakowitz, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Breanna Tsingine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Editorial Assistant
Hannah Gill, 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

Errata Statement (June 24, 2019)
Corrections were made to the article on Return to Sender, which was written by Julia Alvarez and reviewed by Lillian Reeves:

  • The book cover was changed to accurately reflect the book cover that is discussed in the review
  • At the end of the review, Lillian Reeves’ university affiliation has been corrected to “University of South Carolina Aiken.”

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