Date:July 10, 2015

Wonder by Patricia Palacio

JBC  Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

This book was the first title in our summer book talks and was voted a favorite by all who attended.