Friday, October 19, 2012

Wonder-National Prevent Bullying Month

Looking for a read aloud for the remainder of October?  Share R.J. Palacio's, Wonder.  This is a powerful story about a boy who was born with a severely deformed face.  Auggie has been home schooled for the past several years and his parents decide that in fifth grade, it's time to go to school like every other kid.  Auggie faces some serious challenges as he deals with bullies, long stares and screams from others.  This touching story will have you in tears as you hear Auggie's story through his eyes.  His courage and strength is wonderfully displayed through Palacio's superb writing.  I can't think of a better way to discuss the importance of acceptance and friendship with our children.  Whether you're a middle grader or an adult, READ this book!  Teach your kids that it's not always about blending in to avoid bullies. It's about embracing, accepting and befriending....YOU CAN"T BLEND IN WHEN YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT!

Who's it For?  This is a fabulous read aloud for middle grade students.  This is one of those young adult books that is perfect for adults too.  The reading level is 4.8.

Check out this video from Amazon all about Wonder!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...