Fond du Lac Reads 2017

Every year, Fond du Lac Reads focuses on one title and encourages the community to read and discuss the book. The library hosts special events to help foster discussion and understanding on the ideas and themes brought forward by that year's title.

Our selection for 2017: Wonder by R.J. Palacio. From Goodreads:

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?

R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.

Copies are available now for checkout.

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