by R.J. Palacio (Author)
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.
Recognition: Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Middle Grade & Children's Book (2012); NAIBA Book of the Year for Middle Readers (2012); Carnegie Medal Nominee (2013); Josette Frank Award (2013); James Cook Book Award Honorable Book (2013); Waterstones Children's Book Prize (2013); Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature (2013); West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA) for Younger Readers (2013); Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2014); New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award for Children (2014); North Carolina Children's Book Award (2014); Washington State Sasquatch Award Nominee (2015)