A compelling novel by J.C. Palacio

WN Sixth Grade Experiences the wonder of "Wonder"!

We are proud to announce our novel of the year for you, our sixth grade class. This novel is winning all kinds of accolades around our country and the globe . We want to read this novel as a Woodward community and share in the conversations this book asks us to have with our friends, teachers, parents, and the world.

Why Read "Wonder"?


“August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Wonder, now a New York Times bestseller, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.”

"Wonder is one of those rare books that makes you want to hug everyone in it so tightly that they’ll have no doubt about how much you love them…and beyond that, it also makes you want to reach out and hug the whole world. It’s an upbeat, humorous, life-affirming story that deserves to be read—and it’s one that may just change its readers, too."