Auggie and Me tells the story from the point of view of three other characters. Julian is Auggie's chief tormenter. He supposedly has nightmares because of Auggie's appearance. His parents, especially, his mother try to have Auggie dismissed from the school.
Pluto (Chris) is Auggie's best friend from the time they were babies. Chris and his family have moved away and the boys are drifting apart. Chris even himself embarrassed for his new friends to meet Auggie.
Charlotte was one of one of Auggie's welcome buddies. She, Julian, and Jack Will are supposed to help Auggie find his way around and introduce him to other students. After the first day or so, Charlotte gets caught up in her own concerns and forgets about Auggie.
Although the characters are children, high school students and adults can lean a lot about tolerance and kindness from this story. Book Trailer Movie Trailer for Wonder
CCA Kids presents the real faces of Auggie Pullman, a character from the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Everyone who participated in this video did so voluntarily and, whether you can visually see it or not, has a facial difference. Some differences may be more obvious than others but that does not mean they do not exist or have not required extensive surgeries or procedures. Please remember that "Beyond the Face is a Heart." Children's Craniofacial Association envisions a world where all people are accepted for who they are, not how they look. Visit ccakids.org & always #ChooseKind.
If you enjoy stories about people facing adversity and dealing with the every day challenges of disabilities, You might want to try one or more the the following books from the TAHS library.
- The Stuck in Neutral series (Stuck in Neutral, Life Happens Next, and Cruise Control) by Terry Truman
- No Right Turn by Terry Trueman
- Inside Out by Terry Trueman
- Unlocked: A Love Story by Karen Kingsbury
- Invisible by Pete Hautman
- The Assembler of Parts: A Novel Raoul Wientzen