Wonder, by R. J. Palacio. A deformed face and hideous hearing aids mark August Pullman as a freak. Forced to leave homeschooling and be mainstreamed, August knows what’s coming: sneers, jokes, bullies. But an overnight field trip and a selfless actress set the stage for a welcome transformation. Ages ten and up.
Luke, Daylily and Caswell are sad castoffs of the Civil War. Separated from their families, these children learn to live in the woods and to love and trust one another, even though they are of different races and come from different places. Their story gives readers a lesson in history, survival and dependence on God.
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