Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio is about a young boy, August, who has a congenital facial abnormality. He has been home schooled his whole life until fifth grade. His parents decided that it is time for him for him to be put into public school. August has to cope with his deformity, and every day is a struggle for him. Despite other children bullying him, a girl befriends him. This girl changes his school experience for the better.
Use in classroom: I would use this in the classroom to teach the value of friendship, and get them prepared to send a positive message to someone who needs a friend. The students would draw August a picture, and write an encouraging letter to August.