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Wonder by R.J. Palacio

"When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind." - Dr. Wayne Dyer

2017 Community Read


Geneva Reads Inc. is proud to present a month-long series of events focused on our 2017 Community Read pick, Wonder by RJ Palacio.


From Scholastic:


August Pullman is not an ordinary ten-year-old kid. Sure, he's a huge Star Wars fan, he loves his dog, and he's got a pretty good sense of humor. But August was born with a craniofacial abnormality, a genetic defect that caused his facial features to be severely deformed. His life has never been "normal." Despite his differences, August and his parents decide to transition him from home school to private school now that he's entering fifth grade. It's the start of middle school, they reason, so everyone will be new. But August has to deal with so much more than just being new. Will he make friends? Will he decide to stay at the school? And can the people around him learn to see past his appearance? This brilliant, sensitive story, narrated not only by August, but also by his older sister, his classmates, and other kids in his life, takes an insightful look at how one person's differences can affect the lives of so many others.

The film adaption of Wonder, starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay, opens in theaters November 17, 2017.


Check our Calendar for a full list of events.


For more information, contact Community Read Chair Kelsy Hibbard-Baker at


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