WOW Review: Volume XVI, Issue 3

WOW Review: Reading Across Cultures
Open Theme
Volume XVI, Issue 3
Spring 2024

Download as PDF

Introduction and Editor’s Note

A Young girl stands on a boat and waves out to a dark and smoky background, her back to the viewer.Different: A Story of the Spanish Civil War
Written by Mónica Montañés
Illustrated by Eva Sánchez Gómez
Translated by Lawrence Schimel

A child walks behind a cat, and a large white blob walks behind the child.Empty and Me
Written by Azam Mahdavi
Illustrated by Maryam Tahmasebi
Translated by Parisa Saranj

Girl seated on the floor plays a snare drum.Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion
Written by Shannon Stocker
Illustrated by Devon Holzwarth

A young black boy in a yellow raincoat looks up at gray clouds. In front of him, a sunbeam illuminates a single red flower.Lost in the Clouds
Written and illustrated by Tom Tinn-Disbury

A portrait of a young boy smiling above the title, and a RV below the title.Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir
Written by Pedro Martín

Boy sits on the lap of a girl who shares her doll while a train full of people passes in the evening backgroundThe Moon from Dehradun: A Story of Partition
Written by Shirin Shamsi
Illustrated by Tarun Lak

A bear stands behind a child sleeping in a bed.Out of the Blue
Written by Rebecca Bach-Lauritsen
Illustrated by Anna Margrethe Kjærgaard
Translated by Michael Favala Goldman

Two young girls run on top of a decorated mosque gate. In the background are Eurpoean landmarks.Safiyyah’s War
Written by Hiba Noor Khan

An outline of a house with the title in it, surrounded by flowery vines that carries small children.Small Places Close to Home: A Children’s Declaration of Rights
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by Kate Gardiner

Contributors to this Issue:
Seemi Aziz-Raina, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Nick DePascal, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
HeeYoung Kim, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX
Judi Moreillon, Tucson, AZ
Kathy G. Short, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Rana Taheri, Montana State University, Gallatin County, Montana
Melissa Wilson, Cardiff, Wales
Yimei Xiong, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Narges Zandi, 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 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
Susan Corapi, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
Kathleen Crawford-McKinney, Wayne State University, Troy, MI
Desiree Cueto, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Michele Ebersole, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI
Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Gloria Kauffman, Tucson, AZ
Heeyoung Kim, West Texas A & M University, Canyon, TX
Prisca Martens, Towson University, Towson, MD
Janelle B. Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Gail Pritchard, Tucson, AZ
Jean Schroeder, Tucson, AZ
Tracy Smiles, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Celeste Trimble, St. Martin’s University, Lacey, WA
Deonna Tourtellot, Red Rock Elementary School, Red Rock, AZ
Melissa Wilson, Cardiff, Wales

Creative Commons License

Authors retain copyright over the vignettes published in this journal and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under the following Creative Commons License:

WOW Review, Volume XVI, Issue 3 by Worlds of Words is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on work at

WOW review: reading across cultures
ISSN 2577-0527