WOW Review: Volume XV, Issue 1

WOW Review: Reading Across Cultures
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Volume XV, Issue 1
Fall 2022

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Introduction and Editors’ Note

A young Black girl and boy are standing in the ocean.
The 1619 Project: Born on the Water
Written by Nikole Hannah-Jones & Renée Watson
Illustrated by Nikkolas Smith

A young Black girl climbs out of a tent to stand with her aunt.
The Camping Trip
Written and illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann

A young girl in a hijab holds books as she stands outside a teal bus.
The Library Bus
Written by Bahram Rahman
Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

Three cats stand before a table. An empty plate, a bowl of rice, and a bowl of kimchi is in front of them.
No Kimchi for Me!
Written and illustrated by Aram Kim

Two young children look at the food harvested by a woman as the rest of the family stands behind them in a field.
‘Ohana Means Family
Written by Ilima Loomis
Illustrated by Kenard Pak

A group of diverse children sit in a circle holding hands.
Our Favorite Day of the Year
Written by A.E. Ali
Illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell

A young Black girl in pink holds a small American flag.
The Youngest Marcher
Written by Cynthia Levinson
Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Contributors to this Issue:
María V. Acevedo-Aquino, Texas A&M-San Antonio
Brynn Briscoe, Arlington ISD Texas
Tamika Chandler, Arlington ISD, Texas
Susan Corapi, Trinity International University
Michele Ebersole, University of Hawaii-Hilo
Hyunjung Lee, University of Arizona
Michelle Roddy, Texas Women University

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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