WOW Review: Volume XII, Issue 1

WOW Review: Reading Across Cultures
Volume XII, Issue 1
Fall 2019

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Introduction and Editors’ Note

Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card
Written by Sara Saedi

The Bell Rang
The Bell Rang
Written and illustrated by James E. Ransome

Written by Naomi Shihab Nye

I Am Thunder
I Am Thunder
Written by Muhammad Khan

Cover for Internment shows a teen girl with her face obscured wearing a baseball cap with RESIST printed on it, overlaying her shirt is an image of a wall topped with barbed wire
Written by Samira Ahmed

Josefina Learns a Lesson
Josefina Learns a Lesson
Written by Valerie Tripp
Illustrated by Jean-Paul Tibbles
Vignettes by Susan McAliley

Juana and Lucas
Juana & Lucas
Written by Juana Medina

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Long Way Down
Written by Jason Reynolds

They Call Me Guero
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems
Written by David Bowles

Yo Soy Muslim
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father’s Letter to His Daughter
Written by Mark Gonzales
Illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini

Contributors to this Issue:
Phyliciá Anderson, Texas Woman’s University
Seemi Aziz, University of Arizona
Amanda Brewer, Texas Woman’s University
Brent Cochran, University of Texas at Arlington
Maricela M. Salazar Galindo, Denton Independent School District
Tracy Krause, The University of Texas at Arlington
Hyunjung Lee, University of Arizona
Megan McCaffrey, Governors State University
Anastasiya Olkanetskaya, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Eric Ziegler, Texas Woman’s University and Denton ISD

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

Production Editor:
Breanna Tsingine, 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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