WOW Review: Volume XIV, Issue 4

WOW Review: Reading Across Cultures
Global Perspectives on Journeys of Healing and Recovery
Volume XIV, Issue 4
Summer 2022

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Introduction and Editors’ Note

A young girl smiles up at her grandmother, holding her hand as they both walk down a bus aisle.
Abuelita and Me
Written by Leonarda Carranza
Illustrated by Rafael Mayani

A Mexican American girl stands with New York City and Mexico City behind her.
Areli Is a Dreamer
Written by Areli Morales
Illustrated by Luisa Uribe

A young girl in a blue dress holds a small suitcase and stands beneath a yellow doorway surrounded by plants, the gray New York City skyline behind her.
Isla to Island
Written and illustrated by Alexis Castellanos

A grayscale picture of a young boy holding hands with his grandmother, both standing knee-deep in water.
Last Week
Written by Bill Richardson
Illustrated by Emilie Leduc

 young girl holding a stick runs across the grass with a golden retriever running after her.
Maxy Survives the Hurricane/ Maxy sobrevive el huracán
Written by Ricia Anne Chansky and Yarelis Marcial Acevedo
Illustrated by Olga Barinova
Translated by Yarelis Marcial Acevedo, Francheska Morales García & Sharon Marie Nieves-Ferrer

A young boy in a red shirt holds a small shovel and stands before a gray and black background.
The Tunnel
Written by Sarah Howden
Illustrated by Erika Rodriguez Medina

Contributors to this Issue:
María V. Acevedo-Aquino, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Deanna Day-Wiff, Washington State University
Kait DeMoney, Bellingham, WA
Myriam Jimena Guerra, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Judi Moreillon, Tucson, Arizona
Kathy G. Short, University of Arizona

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

Production Editors:
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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