White Bird
White Bird

White Bird

9 - 12
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Oct 1, 2019
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Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable, Sydney Taylor Book Award-winning story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war. “I was captivated by White Bird. It tells the hardest truths with honesty and calm (so that young readers can hear them). R.J. Palacio brings to life the nature of heroism and the real risks we face today.” –Meg Medina, Newbery award-winning author of Mercy Suarez Changes Gears In R. J. Palacio’s bestselling collection of stories Auggie & Me, which expands on characters in Wonder, readers were introduced to Julian’s grandmother, Grandmère. Here, Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandmère’s heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend. Sara’s harrowing experience movingly demonstrates the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives. As Grandmère tells Julian, “It always takes courage to be kind, but in those days, such kindness could cost you everything.” With poignant symbolism and gorgeous artwork that brings Sara’s story out of the past and cements it firmly in this moment in history, White Bird is sure to captivate anyone who was moved by the book Wonder or the blockbuster movie adaptation and its message. Praise for Wonder #1 New York Times bestsellerUSA Today bestsellerTime Magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time “In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can’t help but root for.” –Entertainment Weekly “Rich and memorable.” –The New York Times “A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation.” –The Wall Street Journal

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    October 1, 2019
    Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
    Text Details
    The text of this book is set in RJ, a font especially created for this book.
    Illustration Details
    The illustrations were created digitally.
    Page Count
    Words Per Page
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
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