If you loved Wonder by R.J. Palacio (and judging from the number of months it has been atop the best seller lists, you did) HCPL’s Book Hunters recommend:
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
Melody, who has Cerebral Palsy, enters fifth grade with a device that enables her to speak for the first time.
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Caitlyn, another new fifth grader, struggles with her Aspberger’s and how it affects her interactions with others.
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
12-year-old Ben has lost his hearing and must re-learn how to connect with those around him.
Firegirl by Tony Abbott
Both books’ main characters are dealing with a disability and how their new classmates react.
Looking for something else? Visit Harris County Public Library’s award-winning Book Hunters and we’ll create a reading list to fit your tastes.
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