WOW Review: Volume XII, Issue 2

WOW Review: reading across cultures
Volume XII, Issue 2
Winter 2019

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Introduction and Editors’ Note

Malala's Magic Pencil Cover as described in post
Malala’s Magic Pencil
Written by Malala Yousafzai
Illustrated by Kerascoët

Cover of The Enemy depicting a child in a red hat peeking out from behind a wall in the snow. The background is full of faded news paper headlines.
The Enemy: Detroit 1954
Written by Sara Holbrook

Cover of Before She Was Harriet depicting a side profile of Harriet, who is wearing a blue head covering and haloed by the moon
Before She Was Harriet
Written by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Illustrated by James E. Ransome

Cover of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up depicting a man illuminated by a search light against his house with people looking out from the darkened windows.
Fred Korematsu Speaks Up
Written by Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi
Illustrated by Yutaka Houlette

Cover of Piecing Me Together depicting a black girl with a colorful headband standing before a colorful background of trees and houses.
Piecing Me Together
Written by Renée Watson

Cover of Midnight Without A Moon depicting a black girl in a white dress facing away from the viewer, surrounded by white flowers and looking towards the silhouette of a house in the background with the lights in the windows illuminated.
Midnight Without A Moon
Written by Linda Williams Jackson

The Day You Begin
The Day You Begin
Written by Jacqueline Woodson
Illustrated by Rafael López

Cover of Ghost Boys depicting the upper half of a black boy's face as he looks up to stop lights that are all red, on a red background.
Ghost Boys
Written by Jewell Parker Rhodes

The Day War Came by Nicola Davies
The Day War Came
Written by Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

Julian Is a Mermaid Cover featuring a child posed with an arm in the air and wrapped in a sheet at the waist and a headdress of flowers
Julián Is a Mermaid
Written and illustrated by Jessica Love

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The Night Diary
Written by Veera Hiranandani

Cover of We Rise We Resist We Raise Our Voices with the words in different colors on a red background and the names of authors written around it.
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
Edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

Contributors to this Issue:
Chloë Hughes, Western Oregon University
Heather J. Palmer, Edina Public Schools, Minnesota
Tracy Randolph, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, Sewannee, TN
Barbara Ward, Washington State University (Pullman Campus)

Guest Editors:
Chloë Hughes, Western Oregon University
Heather Palmer, Edina Public Schools, Minnesota

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

Production Editor:
Aika Adamson, 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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