WOW Stories Volume VIII Issue 2

WOW Stories: Volume VIII, Issue 2
Global Literacy Communities: Building Bridges of Understanding across Cultures
Winter 2020

WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom is a regular on-line publication of WOW containing vignettes written by classroom educators about children’s experiences reading and responding to literature in the classroom setting.

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Table of Contents

Kathy G. Short, Guest Editor, University of Arizona

Bridging the Gap: Embracing Difference in the Pacific Northwest
Kaitlynn DeMoney and Desiree Cueto with Randy Cueto and Courtney Kooy

Exploring Global Texts with Picturebook Codes in Elementary Classrooms
Jeanne Gilliam Fain, Alexandra Hammond, Denise Lancaster, Molly Miller, Kahla Smith and Elizabeth Weisenfelder

Creando comunidad através de la literatura global en español/ Building Community through Global Literature in Spanish
Christina P. DeNicolo

Children’s Literature as Cultural Content in a Spanish Language Immersion Program
Cristal Herrera and Rosario Obregon

Engaging Readers in Global Literacy at Civic Center Secondary
Kay Hones

Affirming Cultural Identity and Diversity through Children’s Literature
Teresa Johnston

Integrating Global Literature into the Curriculum
Donnette Michelson and the Barron Global Literature Group

Kathy G. Short, Guest Editor, University of Arizona

Review Board:
Mary Starrs Armstrong, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
Deanna Day-Wiff, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA
Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Jeanne Fain, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
Lauren Freedman, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Andrea García, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Dorea Kleker, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Julia López-Robertson, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Judi Moreillon, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Monique Storie, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam
Melissa B. Wilson, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Production Editor:
Aika Adamson, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

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:

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WOW stories: connections from the classroom
ISSN 2577-0551

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