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Contributor(s): Palacio, R. J. (Author)

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ISBN: 0375869026     ISBN-13: 9780375869020
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2012
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction | Health & Daily Living - Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Self-esteem & Self-reliance
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2011027133
Age Level: 9-12
Grade Level: 4-7
Lexile Measure: 790(Not Available)
Physical Information: 1.2" H x 5.7" W x 8.4" L (1.00 lbs) 320 pages
- Topical - Self-Esteem
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Awards: Georgia Children's Book Award, Winner, Children's Book, 2014
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, Winner, Children's, 2014
Texas Lone Star Reading List, Commended, Young Adult, 2013
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended, Ten to Fourteen, 2013
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, Winner, Grades 3-5, 2015
Bluebonnet Awards, Nominee, Children's, 2014
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2011
Booklist 02/01/2012 pg. 77
School Library Journal 02/01/2012 pg. 130
Publishers Weekly 02/20/2012
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2012
Shelf Awareness 02/21/2012
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2012 pg. 126
Kirkus Best Children's Books 11/15/2012 pg. 73
NY Times Notable Bks of Year 12/02/2012 pg. 33
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2012 pg. 32
Christian Century 12/12/2012 pg. 24
Shelf Awareness 12/28/2012
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2012 pg. 78 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 149900
Reading Level: 4.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 11.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face--who shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Read the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird.

And don't miss R.J. Palacio's highly anticipated new novel, Pony, available September 2021!

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. Beginning from Auggie's point of view and expanding to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others, the perspectives converge to form a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. 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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