R.J. Palacio is coming out with her first graphic novel in September 2019! Her new book, White Bird, will be the latest addition to the bestselling Wonder series.
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White Bird focuses on Grandmère, the grandmother of one of the characters who was introduced in The Julian Chapter of the series. The story will recount Grandmère’s experience as a young Jewish woman hiding in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
The depiction of the harrowing experience is expected to demonstrate how kindness can change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives.
“After The Julian Chapter was published, I started hearing from teachers and parents who said that Grandmère’s story was the perfect age-appropriate introduction to the themes of the Holocaust for their children,” Palacio explains. “I wrote White Bird because I believe that now more than ever we need to teach our children about the past – the good, the bad, and the ugly – so that they can protect their own futures.”
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