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    Description

    Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon, Wonder, R. J. Palacio presents an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war.

    In R. J. Palacio's best-selling collection of stories, Auggie & Me, which expands on characters in Wonder, audiences were introduced to Julian's grandmother, Grandmère. Here, Palacio presents Grandmère's heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend.

    Sara's harrowing experience movingly demonstrates the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives. As Grandmère tells Julian, "It always takes courage to be kind, but in those days, such kindness could cost you everything." With poignant symbolism that brings Sara's story out of the past and cements it firmly in this moment in history, White Bird is sure to captivate anyone who was moved by the book Wonder or the blockbuster movie adaptation and its message.

    This full-cast audio adaptation of White Bird transforms the graphic novel into a truly original audio performance.

    This audiobook includes a PDF of the Glossary, Suggested Reading List, Organizations and Resources, and Bibliography.

    Audio Narrators:

    Grandmère, read by Hillary Huber

    Sara Blum, read by Emily Ellet

    Julian and Paul, read by Robbie Daymond

    Sara Blum, read by Emily Ellet

    Maquisard and Monsieur Lafleur, read by Graham Halstead

    Mademoiselle Petitjean, read by Lauren Ezzo

    Jean Paul, read by Sean Patrick Hopkins

    Max, Jerome, and Rabbi Bernstein, read by Robert Fass

    Julien, read by Michael Crouch

    Nazi Soldier, read by Tristan Morris

    Pastor Luc, read by Adam Alexi-Malle

    Vincent and a Nazi Soldier, read by P. J. Ochlan

    Marianne and Ruth, read by Karissa Vacker

    Rose, Sophie, and Madame Lafleur, read by Elizabeth Knowelden

    Vivienne and Rabbi Bernstein's Wife, read by Lisa Flanagan

    PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

    ©2019 R. J. Palacio (P)2019 Listening Library

    Commentaires

    A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

    Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner

    "A must-read graphic novel that is both heart-rending and beautifully hopeful." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) 

    "At once expressive and chaste, an elusive but ideal combination." (New York Times)

    “Extraordinarily powerful.... White Bird does not shrink from depicting the terror and violence of the Nazi occupation for younger readers, and respects the ability of those readers to handle strong material.” (Forbes

     “Sure to be popular among fans of Wonder and educators who want to connect past to present.” (School Library Journal

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    • Gretchen
    • 19/06/2020

    Awesome

    Outstanding book about kindness in the face of threat. Great for kids and adults alike.

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    • Rika F
    • 05/04/2020

    Every child should read/listen.

    As a teacher, I recommend this book for all young adults. Awareness is everything and this story teaches a lot of history and also carries the message that we should share a light with one another and that being a bystander to injustice is not okay. I enjoyed every second!