Staff Picks: Books
Staff-recommended reading from the
Are you ready to fall in love with a 5th grader?
August Pullman is starting school for the first time, as a middle-schooler, and he knows it’s going to be rough. He’ll be the new kid, the only one who isn’t familiar with the routine of school, the one who has no friends. He’ll also be the one kid whose face makes kids shriek. Auggie was born with severe facial disfigurement; twenty-seven surgeries have repaired some of the damage but his face still has what doctors call “anomalies.” Kids just call him scary.
So be prepared for awkward pauses, eyes shifting quickly away, hurtful words, unfairness, good intentions, awkward explanations, , . . . be prepared to love Auggie!
Look for Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, in the Children’s Room.