Thank you to Alexander Friedlander, one of our amazing Summer interns, for compiling this summer reading list to share with all her friends at The Friendship Circle!
OUT OF MY MIND- BY SHARON M. DRAPAR
Eleven-year-old Melody can’t talk, walk, or write. She has a photographic memory. She is the smartest person in her grade. No kids in her grade believe her because of her disabilities.
WONDER- BY R.J. PALACIO
Ten-year-old August (Auggie) Pullman is born with major face deformities. Auggie has been homeschooled for the first ten years of his life. Then his parents send him to a public school where he has a tough time fitting in.
A MANGO SHAPED SPACE- BY WENDY MASS
Mia Winchell is thirteen years old and has synesthesia. Synesthesia is when someone sees colors to represent numbers. Mia struggles with her friends and family expressing how she feels.
MOCKINGBIRD - BY KATHRYN ERSKINE
Caitlin has Asperger’s Syndrome which allows her to only see the world in black in white. Caitlin is having a hard time dealing with this. The death of Caitlin’s brother, Devon, is only making the situation worse for Caitlin.
RULES - BY CYNTHIA LORD
Twelve-year -old Catherine is having bad feeling about her younger brother, David, who has Autism.
COUNTING BY 7s- BY HOLLY GOLDBERG SLOAN
Willow Chase is a twelve year old girl whose parents both die in a car crash. Willow’s IQ scores are perfect. The scores are off the chart. People think she cheats on the tests. Willow get sent to a counselor, Dell Duke.
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS- BY JOHN GREEN
This book is about a girl named Hazel Grace and a boy named Augustus Waters who both have cancer. They fall in love.
THE JULIAN CHAPTER: A WONDER STORY- BY R.J. PAIACIO
This is a book based on the perspective of the antagonist in the book, Wonder. In the book, R.J. Palacio never gave Julian’s perspective of the story and now the author is showing Julian’s perspective.
DRUMS, GIRLS, AND DANEROUS PIE- BY JORAN SONENBLICK
The main character, Steven, has a brother, Jeffery who is diagnosed with leukemia (cancer)