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Self Acceptance

GARVEY’S CHOICE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Grimes
Author's First Name: 
Nikki
Publisher: 
Wordsong (Highlights)
Publication Date: 
2016

 This novel in verse uses the Japanese tanka style of five line poems to tells the story of an adolescent boy with music on his mind.  Though his father wants to turn him into an athlete, Garvey loves science and reading—and finds friendship and acceptance when he joins the school choir.  

WONDER

Wonder
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Palacio
Author's First Name: 
R.J.
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2012

Auggie, his sister, and classmates offer multiple points of view about the year Auggie, 10, switches from home schooling to a regular classroom. After twenty-seven surgeries to correct his facial deformities, Auggie still looks strange, and both he and his classmates have to learn how to accept, even welcome, differences.

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