MAIN LIBRARY — The Santa Monica Public Library invites the community to participate in Santa Monica Reads, a program that encourages reading and group discussion.
The book the city will be focusing on is “Wonder,” a critically-acclaimed 2012 release by R.J. Palacio. The story focuses on August (Auggie) Pullman, an ordinary boy despite a congenital facial deformity that’s kept him isolated. Previously home-schooled, Auggie starts fifth grade in a school with other children his age. The novel chronicles Auggie’s transformation over the next year, and the changes experienced by his family, friends and classmates.
“Wonder” is available now at the Santa Monica Public Library.
The free book discussions and events will be held Feb. 16 through March 23. Santa Monica Reads is sponsored by the Santa Monica Public Library, with support by Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library and other community, educational and local business partners.
Go to http://smpl.org/SMReads.aspx for more information.

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