Wonder | Facing History & Ourselves


August was born with a facial deformity and has been homeschooled―until now. Entering fifth grade, he must navigate being the “new kid” in a mainstream school.
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English — US


  • English & Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Culture & Identity
  • Equity & Inclusion

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.

Book cover for Wonder.
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Date of Publication: February 2012


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