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by R.J. Palacio
(Alfred A. Knopf)

School can be hard for any fifth-grader, but it can be even harder when you look different from everyone else. August was born with a facial deformity, and until now, has been homeschooled. Wonder is the story of how August navigates being the “new kid” in a mainstream school, and his struggles with the desire to be seen as ordinary.

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