Sasquatch Nominees

And the Sasquatch Winner for 2015 is.... 

 

Wonder by R.J. Palacio 

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don't get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches forever, Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

The following list of books have been selected by Librarians across the state of Washington as the top choices of literature for intermediate readers.  Students vote for their favorite, and the book receiving the most votes wins the Sasquatch Award. Click on the link below to view this year's nominees.

 

Nominees for 2016