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Upper Elementary: UE Summer Reading 2022

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2022 One School, One Book

All UE students & faculty will read Wonder by R. J. Palacio this summer



August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a severe facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past his extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include the perspectives of his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These voices converge to portray a community as it struggles with differences, and challenges readers, both young and old, to wonder about the true nature of empathy, compassion, acceptance, friendship, and—ultimately—kindness. Auggie is a hero for the ages, one who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Borrow a digital copy - eBook - from Greenwich Library here. GCDS families can obtain a card using this form.

Borrow an eBook from GCDS here. GCDS students & faculty can set up an account with your GCDS Google log-in.

Borrow an audiobook from GCDS here. GCDS students & faculty can set up an account with your GCDS Google log-in.

We look forward to welcoming the UE community back in September with activities around this inspiring read.

2022 UE Summer Reading Book List

Below are book titles for rising UE students to choose from for their summer reading. 

All descriptions taken from marketing material.

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