White Bird

eAudio - unabridged
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Product Number: Z100145124
Released: Sep 03, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781984847515
Publisher: Listening Library
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Description

Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war. In R. J. Palacio's bestselling collection of stories Auggie & Me, which expands on characters in Wonder, readers were introduced to Julian's grandmother, Grandmere. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandmere's story as a young Jewish girl hidden away by a family in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. Here, Grandmere recounts her heartrending story in detail: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied village; 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 Grandmere 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. Praise for Wonder: #1 New York Times bestseller USA Today bestseller Time Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time "In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for."-Entertainment Weekly "Rich and memorable."-The New York Times "A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation."-Wall Street Journal

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Author(s): R.J. Palacio
Original Publish Date: Sep 03, 2019

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