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Adults who Read YA: Wonder

  • Hooray for Books! 1555 King Street Alexandria, VA, 22314 United States (map)

Join us the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. to explore the dynamic storytelling of young adult fiction. Books purchased for our book clubs are always 20% off. Please email Ellen Klein for more information and to join.

This month we are reading Wonder, by R.J. Palacio,  a refreshing narrative full of heart and hope in world where bullying among young people is an epidemic.


August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. The book begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. 

Earlier Event: January 30
Illustrator Panel: Humor & Heroics
Later Event: February 1
Harry Potter Book Night