WOW Review: Volume XV, Issue 4

WOW Review: Reading Across Cultures
Global Perspectives on Food
Volume XV, Issue 4
Summer 2023

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Introduction and Editor’s Note

Chef Roy Choi
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix / El chef Roy Choi y su remix de la comida callejera
Written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee
Illustrated by Man One

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story
Written by Kevin Noble Maillard
Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

A young Black girl and her grandmother stand together smiling as they cook a large pot full of food.
Granny’s Kitchen: A Jamaican Story of Food and Family
Written by Sadé Smith
Illustrated by Ken Daley

A young girl smiles gently as she looks at an empty jar.
Juna’s Jar / El frasco de Juna
Written by Jane Bahk
Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino

Two different family kitchen's are shown, one above the title and one below.
Let Me Fix You a Plate: A Tale of Two Kitchens
Written & Illustrated by Elizabeth Lilly

A smiling Asian girl sits at round table in a classroom holding a cup of tea.
Luli and the Language of Tea
Written by Andrea Wang
Illustrated by Hyewon Yum

A young girl stretches her hand out into a pond full of koi fish.
Maribel’s Year
Written by Michelle Sterling
Illustrated by Sarah Gonzales

A girl wearing a chef's hat and apron is cooking at a stove, holding up a full measuring up and holding a box of broth.
Measuring Up
Written by Lily LaMotte
Illustrated by Ann Xu

Contributors to this Issue:
Susan Corapi, Trinity International University, IL
Anastasia Kirages, Texas Woman’s University, TX
Dorea Kleker, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Hyunjung Lee, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Xuejiao Li, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Stephanie E. Mahar, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Judi Moreillon, Tucson, AZ
Kathy G. Short, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

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, Tucson, AZ
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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