Book of the Month | February
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
The Librarians' pick for this month ties in nicely with #childrensmentalhealthweek which the whole school are championing this month.
The story of August Pullman who was born with a facial difference that, up until know, 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 number 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.
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