These are some of my favorite books! My favorite children's novel of all time is Wonder by R.J. Palacio We will be starting the year with doing an in-depth novel study on this beautifully-written story that centers around the themes of kindness and acceptance. Then, in November, we will be taking a field trip to see the movie on the big screen!! Here is a brief summary: August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don't get stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches forever, Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving novel to read and remember long after the final page.
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