Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

Have you had a chance to read Wonder, the new young adult novel by R.J. Palacio? It would be the perfect book to read aloud to a fifth grade class as a way to reflect on topics such as kindness and inclusion, meanness and exclusion.Auggie is ten years old but has never attended school. Frequent hospitalizations led his mom to homeschool him. Auggie doesn't look like other kids. He has facial abnormalities. Auggie says of his face, "I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse."
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