Wonder

Title

Wonder

Authors

R. J. Palacio

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780375869020

Pages

315 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

790L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Divorce; Family member death; Physical appearance; Physical disability; death of a grandparent; death; grief; loss; divorced parents; hearing loss; hard of hearing; child with physical disability; mandibulofacial dysostosis; Treacher Collins Syndrome

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Audie Award, 2013, Finalist, Children Ages 8 to 12
Beehive Book Award, 2013, Winner, Children's Fiction
Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards, 2017, Short List, Books For Younger Readers
Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards, 2018, Short List, Books For Younger Readers
Carnegie Medal, 2013, Short List
Charlotte Award, 2014, Winner, Middle School
Cybils Awards, 2012, Winner, Middle Grade Fiction
E.B. White Read Aloud Award, 2013, Winner, Middle Reader level
Great Stone Face Book Award, 2013, Winner
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2015, Winner, Grades 3-5
Mitten Award, 2012, Honor Book
Sheffield Children's Book Award, 2013, Winner, Young Adult
UKLA Children's Book Award, 2013, Short List, Ages (12-16)
Waterstones Children's Book Prize, 2013, Category Winner, Fiction 5-12
West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA), 2013, Winner, Younger Reader
YouPer (Young Person) Award, 2012, Honor Book

Keywords

bullying; new school; fifth grade; high school; fitting in; friendship; kindness; family; middle school; birth defects

Diversity Impact

direct

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