“Wonder” Chosen as Yorba Linda’s “One City, One Book”

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The Yorba Linda Library is starting a program called “One Book One City.”The program encourages the city of Yorba Linda to read the book Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

This program is scheduled to begin this year in late September or early October, according to Mrs. McCann, BYMS librarian. Yorba Linda Schools  will have  a “wide” read where they all read the book at the same time, according to Mrs. McCann. There is also talk about a middle school contest of the book, the author visiting, and more, Mrs. McCann, explained.

The book Wonder is about a fifth grader with a facial deformity who wants to go to school, according to www.barnesandnoble.com. “In this bighearted debut YA novel, Auggie Pullman is a kind, insightful 10-year-old boy, born with a severe facial deformity, who endures relentless bullying and cruelty at his new middle school. But his story ultimately becomes an uplifting one as he changes the community around him,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

Other cities have also participated in  “One Book One City.” One of these cities is Seattle which read the book Little Bee by Chris Cleave, according to www.csmonitor.com. Another city is San Francisco which read Little Brother by Corry Doctorow, according to http://sfpl.org/.