WOW Review: Volume XV, Issue 3

WOW Review: Reading Across Cultures
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Volume XV, Issue 3
Spring 2023

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Introduction and Editor’s Note

A young girl on the beach reaches down to pick up a green bottle.Arletis, Abuelo, and the Message in a Bottle / Arletis, abuelo y el mensaje en la botella
Written by Lea Aschkenas
Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright & Ying-Hwa Hu

The silhouettes of three young boys runs across a beach during the sunset.
Blood Brothers
Written by Rob Sanders

A child with expressive eyes looking at a book
Written and illustrated by Young Vo

The silhouette of a girl with a messy ponytail is filled with the cityscape of a Palestinian city, an American cityscape behind her. The cover is done in a sunset gradient.
Ida in the Middle
Written by Nora Lester Murad

Cover of The Many Colors of Harpreet Street
The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh
Written by Supriya Kelkar
Illustrated by Alea Marley

A young man sits atop an elk-like creature in a desert.
Shuna’s Journey
Written and illustrated by Hayo Miyazaki
Trans. from Japanese by Alex Dudok De Wit

A young Japanese girl with a red backpack skips down a narrow alley.
Temple Alley Summer
Written by Sachiko Kashiwaba
Illustrated by Miho Satake
Translated by Avery Udagawa

Contributors to this Issue:
Tura Campanella Cook, Austin, Texas
Deanna Day, Washington State University
Kate Jung, Trinity International University
HeeYoung Kim, West Texas A&M University
Jana Maiuri, University of Arizona, Tucson
Judi Moreillon, Tucson, Arizona
Kathy G. Short, University of Arizona, Tucson

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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