Title Profile & Character Information

Wonder

Annotation
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!

Over 5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. 

The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

"Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

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Awards
2012  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2013-2014  Beehive Children's Fictional Book Award
2013  American Library Association Notable Books for Children
2013  Christopher Book Awards
2013-2014  Great Lakes Great Books Award
2014  Colorado Children's Book Award
2012  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
2013  Judy Lopez Memorial Award (Women's National Book Association, Los Angeles Chapter)
2013-2014  Georgia Children's Book Award
2014  New York State Charlotte Award
2014  Rhode Island Children's Book Award
2013  Teen Buckeye Book Award
2013-2014  Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
2014  Bluegrass Award
2013-2014  Land of Enchantment Book Award
2013-2014  Virginia Reader's Choice Awards
2013-2014  SCASL Book Award (South Carolina)
2014  Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award
2014  Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award
2015  Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin)
2014  Golden Sower Award
2013-2014  Flicker Tale Children's Book Award
2015  Grand Canyon Reader Award
2014  Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award
2015  Nene Award
2015  Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award
2014-2015  Prairie Pasque Award
2014  Maine Student Book Award
2015  Mark Twain Award
2015  Young Reader's Choice Award
2015-2016  Young Hoosier Book Award
2014  North Carolina Children's Book Award
2014-2015  California Young Reader Medal
2014-2015  Volunteer State Book Award
2014-2015  Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award

Characters
NamePullman, August
GenderBoy
OccupationStudent

GenreFiction
Juvenile
TopicsSelf-esteem
Hygiene
Facial disfigurement
Emotions
Students
Handicapped
Social outcasts