WOW Review: Volume XII, Issue 3

WOW Review: reading across cultures
Volume XII, Issue 3
Spring 2020

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Introduction and Editors’ Note

Cover of Between Us and Abuela depicting two children, one on a grey couch making a scarf and the other on a colorful rug, drawing.
Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story From the Border
Written by Mitali Perkins
Illustrated by Sara Palacios

Cover of Biblioburro depicting a man on a donkey reading a book as he travels to the right side of the cover.
Biblioburro: A True Story From Colombia
Written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter

Cover of Do Fish Sleep? depicting a young girl on her bed watching leaves fall.
Do Fish Sleep?
Written by Jens Raschke
Illustrated by Jens Rassmus
Translated from German by Belinda Cooper

Cover of Mirandy and Brother Wind depicting a young black girl in a blue dress in a field of flowers.
Mirandy and Brother Wind
Written by Patricia McKissack
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Cover of Smon Smon depicting a Smon in a stone bowl holding yarn that wraps around the stone in the background.
Smon, Smon
Written and illustrated by Sonja Danowski

Cover of The Dark and the Light, depicting a tall grey figure wearing a red hat walking besides a smaller, ghost-like white figure on a red bridge with a yellow tree in the background.
The Dark and the Light
Written by Kerstin Hau
Illustrated by Julie Völk
Translated from German by David Henry Wilson

Cover of The Prince and the Dressmaker depicting the dressmaker and the prince dancing in front of a large silhouette of the prince's alter ego.
The Prince and the Dressmaker
Written and illustrated by Jen Wang

Cover of This Is Our House depicting a young Korean girl in a yellow dress in front of a brick house.
This Is Our House
Written and illustrated by Hyewon Yum

This Promise of Change cover depicting the Clinton 12 on a yellow road.
This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality
Written by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy

Contributors to this Issue:
Maria Acevedo, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Susan Corapi, Trinity Western University
LaShanda Francis, University of Texas at Arlington
Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati
Judi Moreillon, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Emily Ramser, Texas Woman’s University
Kathy Short, University of Arizona
Eun Young Yeom, University of Georgia

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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