World of Words

by Dianne White on September 5, 2010

ReaderKidZ is excited about World of Words, a site we’ve only recently discovered. WOW is maintained by the University of Arizona College of Education and houses the International Collection of Children’s and Adolescent Literature (ICCAL).

Their mission: WOW is committed to creating an international network of people who share the vision of bringing books and children together, thereby opening windows on the world.  We encourage thoughtful dialogue around international literature so that children can reflect on their own cultural experience and connect to the experience of others across the globe.

On the WOW site: “You will find many useful resources … for building bridges between cultures. These resources include multiple strategies for locating and evaluating culturally authentic international children’s and adolescent literature as well as ways of engaging students with these books in classrooms and libraries.”

Learn all about World of Words HERE.

Loreen Leedy September 5, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Thanks for posting this info, can’t wait to check it out.

ReaderKidZ September 5, 2010 at 6:58 pm

You are very welcome!! It looks like it will be a continuous source of good information.

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