Next On Dorothy's List: 'Wonder'
August "Auggie" Pullman doesn't look like your average fifth grader, but that's exactly what he wishes he could be. He feels ordinary, but other people don't see him that way. That's because Auggie was born with a facial deformity.
Auggie's family is fiercely protective of him, but they can't shelter him from the world forever. After being home schooled through elementary school, Auggie is accepted at Beecher Prep. But no matter how prestigious, middle school is still middle school and not everyone is kind.
Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, was recently chosen to be the Vermont Humanities Council's 2014 Vermont Reads book and it’s a nominee for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award. It's also our next selection on Dorothy's List!
"I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse." - 'Wonder' protagonist Auggie Pullman
Join us Monday, Jan. 6, during Vermont Edition. We'll visit fifth and sixth graders at Starksboro's Robinson School who are working with Wonder. We’ll also talk to author R.J. Palacio, and put the kids’ questions to her. Don't miss it!
Learn more about Dorothy's List, VPR's book club for kids. This series is sponsored by the VPR Journalism Fund.