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Wonder

By R. J Palacio

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers.

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

"Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

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Format: Book
Author: Palacio, R. J
Summary: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
Title: Wonder / by R.J. Palacio.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Subject: Abnormalities, Human -- Juvenile fiction. Self-acceptance -- Juvenile fiction Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction Schools -- Juvenile fiction
Isbn: 9780375869020 (hardcover) 0375869026 (hardcover) 9780375969027 (hardcover library binding) 0375969020 (hardcover library binding)
Current Holds: 4
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 20
Call Number: C Palacio
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Bib Id: 384729

Format: Book
Author: Palacio, R. J.
Summary: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
Title: Wonder / by R.J. Palacio.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Description: 315 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Abnormalities, Human -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Self-acceptance -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Schools -- Juvenile fiction
LCCN: 2011027133
ISBN: 9780375869020 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0375869026 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9780375969027 (hardcover library binding)
ISBN: 0375969020 (hardcover library binding)
Requests: 4
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 20
Call Number: C Palacio