White Bird: A Wonder Story


Author: R.J. Palacio

In Auggie & Me, readers got the chance to meet Julian’s grandmere. Now, they’ll get to hear her story in this graphic novel. Starting at a new school, Julian begins to regret the way he bullied Auggie. But he doesn’t really know how to change. When he interviews his grandmere for a class project, though, she has a story for him that just might help. Growing up a Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied France, grandmere had to rely on the generosity and courage of others to keep her hidden and safe during World War II. Her harrowing experience vividly demonstrates for Julian the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives. Your young readers will be touched by grandmere’s heartfelt story of survival as they discover the timeless message of the power of kindness even in the face of a horrific war.