R.J. Palacio is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder—the Middle Grade book that took the world by storm and inspired the Choose Kind movement.
Wonder centers on August Pullman, a young boy who was born with a severe facial deformity that has greatly impacted his life. Now, for the first time in fifth grade, he attends a mainstream school. Told from his point of view, and his family’s and classmates’ views, each chapter showcases a new experience that August (Auggie) has and makes readers think about what it means to really be kind. This wonderful book will make your heart sink, soar, and everything in between.
In the video below, R.J. Palacio shares three books that she’s recommending. Some are short, some are long, some are classics, some are new, but they have one thing in common: They’re all unputdownable.