R.J. Palacio has captivated many people with Wonder, the story of Auggie (August) Pullman, a 10-year-old with facial abnormalities and his journey from being home schooled to going into private school and how he struggles to be seen as just a normal student.

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What some might not know is that there are other stories involved, just like in life. Many readers of Wonder have heard of 365 Days of Wonder which gives more insight into Mr. Browne and some of the students and their conversations.

365 days wonder

One of the things that’s interesting to see are the three featured below. The Julian Chapter where you get the bully’s perspective and find out why he’s so mean to Auggie, Pluto where you meet Auggie’s friend Christopher and learn about life before Auggie goes to private school, and Shingaling where you see things from the perspective of Auggie’s welcome buddy Charlotte.

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If you’re wanting to read them, but maybe not through NIDL the Eckhart Public Library does have these in physical format. The Julian Chapter, Pluto, and Shingaling are compiled in Auggie & Me.

Heather: Multiple staff members recommended the title of Wonder to be featured. Thanks go to Lisa, Beth, and Jenny for this great recommendation! Have a title or author you’d like to see recommended that’s in the NIDL collection? Let me know and I’ll do my best to get it shared.