I think kids (and adults, for that matter) could learn a lot of great lessons from this book.
"I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse," says Auggie, who has a severe facial deformity. Growing up, he has always been homeschooled. His parents decide it's time for him to be in a real school, and the story begins with Auggie starting middle school at Beecher Prep. Auggie's just a normal kid who tells jokes and loves Star Wars, but he's worried his new classmates won’t be able to see past his face.
The book is separated into parts; each from the perspective of a different character, including Auggie's sister and his classmates. This was a book that made me sad and a little angry at times, but it was also very hopeful. Overall, the message is to choose to treat everyone with kindness.
I worked with kids and adults at the library from 2009-2016. I'm a mom, so you can find me reading board books, singing silly songs and wiping drool off my clothes. When I have some spare time, I enjoy reading and listening to audiobooks, doing yoga and cooking with my husband.