Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

August Pullman, a so called “ordinary” kid became a hero for me right from the first page. Entering junior high school is difficult enough, but to find the courage to do so with a facial deformity made this kid anything but ordinary. After being...

Wolf Hollow, by Lauren Wolk

The backdrop of rural Pennsylvania in the 1940’s creates a perfect setting for a story that focuses in on the many facets of bullying. Eleven-year-old Annabelle finds herself challenged by the new girl in town who likes nothing more than to assert her nasty...

Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine

Ten-year-old Caitlin and her father grieve the loss of her brother, Devon, after he is gunned down during a school shooting. Losing both your mother and your brother is hard enough, but for a girl with Asperger’s syndrome, understanding other people’s...