WOW Review: Volume XIV, Issue 2

WOW Review: Reading Across Cultures
Global Perspectives on STEM
Volume XIV, Issue 2
Winter 2021

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Introduction and Editors’ Note

A young girl in a white dress holds a hammer and stands on a step stool in front of a red fort. Three young boys hold their own tool as they wave at her from behind a white fence.
El fuertecito rojo
Written by Brenda Maier
Illustrated by Sonia Sánchez

A young girl with curly brown hair stands in front of a blackboard. Images of animals, a rocket, and math surround her, all with a dotted line connecting the images to her head.
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin
Written by Julia Finley Mosca
Illustrated by Daniel Rieley

My Forest Is Green
Written by Darren Lebeuf
Illustrated by Ashley Barron

Cover depicts a room, where each side is a floor and there is a staircase going up in every corner, connecting the floors together into a hexagon. A young girl stands on the lower right stair, looking up at the title.
Molly and the Mathematical Mysteries: Ten Interactive Adventures in Mathematical Wonderland
Written by Eugenia Cheng
Illustrated by Aleksandra Artymowska

Two children carrying bags walk across the cover. Alternating yellow and white circles make up the sun and sunlight shining down on them and the powerlines.
Solar Story: How One Community Lives Alongside the World’s Biggest Solar Plant
Written and illustrated by Allan Drummond

A young black girl holds a large pot of water on her head. She stands in front of the sun and a dirt path lined with thin trees and a small hut.
The Water Princess
Written by Susan Verde
Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

A young girl holding a white and grey feather stands in the middle of a stylized wave. A cresent moon is behind her, plants in the dark of the moon, and sihlouettes of peopel holding hands to form a line is in the background.
We Are Water Protectors
Written by Carole Lindstrom
Illustrated by Michaela Goade

A young girl with blond hair rests her head in her hand looking sad.
When Sophie Thinks She Can’t
Written and illustrated by Molly Bang

Contributors to this Issue:
María V. Acevedo-Aquino, Texas A&M-San Antonio
Esmeralda Cartagena Collazo, Texas Woman’s University
Susan Corapi, Trinity International University
Kathleen Crawford-McKinney, Wayne State University
Esther Garza, Texas A&M-San Antonio
Sara Kersten-Parrish, John Carroll University
Nasra Lid, Texas Woman’s University
S. Asli Özgün-Koca, Wayne State University
Sarah Pittmon, Texas Woman’s University

Susan Corapi, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
María V. Acevedo-Aquino, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

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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