Ideas & Inspiration for Wonder
From the publisher’s website
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a severe facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school.
Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past his extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include the perspectives of his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These voices converge to portray a community as it struggles with differences, and challenges readers, both young and old, to wonder about the true nature of empathy, compassion, acceptance, friendship, and—ultimately—kindness. Auggie is a hero for the ages, one who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Title-specific resources for your Book to Art Club:
Wonder Teacher Guide, Discussion Questions and Activity Sheets from book's website
Wonder Pinterest Page
New York Times bestseller
Time magazines 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time (January, 2015)
USA Today's Top 100 bestsellers
About the suggested projects:
Create space-themed projects. Take the pledge to “Choose Kind”. Think about how you, or someone close to you, are a wonder and use that as inspiration in your project.