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What to Read After Wonder

The movie Wonder, based on the smash hit novel by R.J. Palacio, is hitting theaters this weekend. If you haven't read the book yet, you can add your name to the hold list for either the book, audiobook, or ebook. If you're looking for more feel good stories featuring an underdog student, we've compiled a list of suggestions.

Also available in: audiobook

Collects three stories featuring Auggie Pullman told from Julian, Charlie, and Charlotte's perspectives.

After ever after by Jordan Sonnenblick

Although Jeff and Tad, encouraged by a new friend, Lindsey, make a deal to help one another overcome aftereffects of their cancer treatments in preparation for eighth-grade graduation, Jeff still craves advice from his older brother Stephen, who is studying drums in Africa.

Also available in: e-book

Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt.

First in a series, followed by Mr. Terupt Falls Again and Saving Mr. Terupt

Also available in: e-book

Leaving her best friend and the familiarity of Seattle for the paper mill town of "Stinkville," South Carolina, twelve-year-old Alice, who lives with albinism and blindness, takes on the additional challenge of entering the Stinkville Success Stories essay contest

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.

Fish in a tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Also available in: e-book

"Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read"--.

Freak the Mighty by W. R. Philbrick
Also available in: e-book | video

At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.

Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father.

Out of my mind by Sharon M. Draper
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Paperboy by Vince Vawter
Also available in: e-book | audiobook

When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend's newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month.

Rain reign by Ann M. Martin
Also available in: e-book | audiobook

Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.

Rules by Cynthia Lord
Also available in: e-book | audiobook

Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic.

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

At first the students at Arizona's Mica High School are captivated by Stargirl Caraway's unusual, carefree behavior; however, she is soon shunned for everything that makes her unique in this story that pits individuality against conformity.

The war that saved my life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Also available in: e-book | audiobook

A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

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