9.30.19 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? WHITE BIRD by R.J. Palacio

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week

&

the titles we are currently reading.}


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Hands up if you’ve read Wonder…
How about The Julian Chapter?
If you’ve read The Julian Chapter, you probably remember the story that his grandmere tells him about when she was young in France and the Nazis came.
White Bird is that story, told in more detail and in graphic novel (GN) format.
It’s wonderful. The drawings are captivating and there’s so much more to the story that was left out. If you are a Wonder fan, this is some great historical fiction (HF) for you.

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.

Photo cred: https://i1.wp.com/www.comicsbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Screen-Shot-2019-09-26-at-8.00.13-AM.png?resize=696%2C522&ssl=1

Photo Cred: https://i0.wp.com/www.comicsbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/WHITEBIRDp4.jpg?resize=696%2C497&ssl=1

 

Want more? Check out this great interview with Palacio on THE BEAT.

Palacio also did an interview at the National Book Festival. It’s on YouTube right here.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

LET’S RING THE BELL!

 

 

Period 2&3 read 5 books this past week.

Period 5&6 read 17 books this past week.

Period 8&9 read 11 books this past week.


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