By R. J. Palacio

Augie, who has a facial anomaly, must navigate mainstream school for the first time, making friends, dealing with bullies, and learning just how much he is needed. Podehl and Rudd share perspectives from Augie's teen sister and his friends in interspersed chapters. Steele's strong characterization of Augie evokes his unique physiology as well as his immense heart and spirit.


Narrated by Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, and Kate Rudd, produced by Brilliance, 2011

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