Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Ages 8 and up (younger kids welcome as listeners)
Reading Led by Julia Sackett
School & Family Programs Assistant at BAMPFA
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman is a huge Star Wars fan who loves his Xbox and his dog. He also was born with a genetic defect that caused his facial features to be severely deformed. Now Auggie and his parents have decided to transition him from home school to private school. Auggie has to deal with so much more than just being the new kid at school. Will he make friends? Can the kids at school learn to see past his appearance? Begin reading Palacio’s empathetic yet unsentimental story in this participatory read-aloud session and then further explore its themes of kindness and difference at home.