A powerful, unforgettable graphic novel from the world of Wonder, by globally bestselling and award-winning author R J Palacio.

To the millions of readers who fell in love with R J Palacio's Wonder, Julian is best-known as Auggie Pullman's classroom bully. White Bird reveals a new side to Julian's story, as Julian discovers the moving and powerful tale of his grandmother, who was hidden from the Nazis as a young Jewish girl in occupied France during the Second World War.

An unforgettable, unputdownable story about strength, courage and the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives, from the globally bestselling author of Wonder.

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on October 1, 2019 by Penguin
ISBN-10: 0241397243
ISBN-13: 9780241397244
11 Book Reviews
  • indecisive
    indecisiveover 2 years55 stars
    If you have read Wonder by R.J. Palacio, you probably know of Julian. You think of him as the mean kid who bullied August Pullman. In this graphic novel, Julian's grandmother tells Julian a story about how special his name is to their family and why. White Bird reveals a new side to Julian's story as Julian discovers the inspiring and powerful tale of his grandmother, who was hidden from the Nazis as a young Jewish girl in France during World War Two. A boy with polio (who is constantly made fun of) saved Julian's grandmother from the Nazis and let her stay with his family in a barn house. The Nazis were determined to hunt her down and capture her. Will the Nazis find her? I recommend this wonderful (and sad) story for people who enjoyed Wonder, who like graphic novels, and adventure.
    • raindrop07
      raindrop07over 2 years55 stars
      White Bird by R.J. Palacio is a wonderful book! Unlike the other Wonder books by this author, this special book is a grafic novel with full color illustrations. I loved reading it and I think all others that have read and adored Wonder or Auggie and Me will be inspired and awed with this one as well!
      • leaverseman
        leaversemanover 2 years55 stars
        It's beautiful! I love the symbolism and how deep it is. Unlike the other graphic novels I've read, it is serious. The book is about Sara Blum (Julian from Wonder's grandmother), and what it was like growing up in World War II. I definitely recommend this book! Good job R. J. Palacio!
        • stellaluna
          stellalunaover 2 years44 stars
          R.J. Palacio's White Bird is a beautiful book with the setting of a Jewish girl vs. the Nazis. Read to find out. The art was pretty, but a little boring, and the book tied in with wonder.
          • White Bird 💕over 2 years
            White bird is the best book ever. It is about a Jewish girl who goes to school one day and the Nazi's come to take every Jewish child to a concentration camp. A boy with polio who is awfully made fun of saves the girl from the Nazi's and lets her stay with his family. they soon fall in love. It made me laugh, cry, and want to make sure that excluding, killing, and ruining the lives of a certain race or religion never happens again and that we remember the terrible actions of our past so we can change how we act in the future
            • raindrop07
              raindrop07over 2 years55 stars
              White Bird by R.J. Palacio is a wonderful book! Unlike the other Wonder books by this author, this special book is a grafic novel with full color illustrations. I loved reading it and I think all others that have read and adored Wonder or Auggie and Me will be inspired and awed with this one as well!
              • Storyraichualmost 3 years
                The women, they saw a camping trip, who saw a white, dreamy bird. Who takes dreams above the girl. The girl had a dreams about with white birds, white birds: the dreamy birds; who takes along a trip, the white bird flew away, waved goodbye with its feather, the girl go home and that's a good trip!
                • raindrop07
                  raindrop07almost 3 years55 stars
                  The wonder story was so inspiring and I am so excited to read this newest one!
                  • Alien27almost 3 years
                    A truly inspiring book.
                    • Thewildwolfalmost 3 years
                      I like this book