Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war.
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 bestseller USA Today bestseller Time 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
Story Locale: New York City Fall 2019 Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Catalog
Age Range: From 8 to 12
Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, October 2019
Product Dimensions: 10 L × 7 W × 0 H
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