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4.57  ·  Rating details ·  4,245 ratings  ·  829 reviews
La primera novela gráfica de J.R.Palacio tiene un simbolismo tan potente que es capaz de traernos del pasado un valiosísimo mensaje.

La abuela de Julian le cuenta cómo ella, Sara, fue acogida por una familia en pueblo francés, ocupado por los nazis, durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Le explica cómo fue perseguida por ser judía y cómo el niño al que todos rechazaban se
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 7th 2019 by Nube de Tinta (first published September 3rd 2019)
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Cailyn Myers This book is based off of R.J. Palacio's book Auggie and me. This book is simply just a graphic novel version of the Julian Chapter but with way more…moreThis book is based off of R.J. Palacio's book Auggie and me. This book is simply just a graphic novel version of the Julian Chapter but with way more details and the illustrations really bring it to life.(less)
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The back matter from the author talks about this story and it's historically based, but it's still a fiction story. I was surprised. It felt so possible that I thought this was a non-fiction account.

The premise is that Julian, part of the Wonder gang, has an assignment at school to ask his grandmother to tell a story. He gets her on the phone and asks about her story and she then tells him of her time as a teen girl in southern France during WWII as a Jew and how she survived. It was such an
Lisa Vegan
Wow! I borrowed this today from the library. I was going to concurrently read it with the other two library books I have at home and other reading material too. I had three phone calls I meant to make today. I picked up the book to start it, and I didn’t put it down until I finished it. I did not expect that.

This is a Wonder story. I’d wanted more information about Julian and this book provides it. I love Holocaust stories and often enjoy graphic novels so when a GR friend recommended this book
Kelley Kowalczik
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
This would have been 5 stars if it wasn’t for the political propaganda at the end. So disappointed that she did this.
Michael Finocchiaro
White Bird is a gorgeous graphic novel in the same genre of Wonder where we learn the backstory of Julian (and in so-doing, grant some humanity back to this character from Wonder who was the bad guy in that story). Julian needs to do a report for school about his family and he asks his grandmother about her story. We then go back to Occupied France where she spent the war like Anne Frank in hiding. She falls in love with a polio victim who saves her life. It is a moving story using the image of ...more
mindful.librarian ☀️
Phenomenal historical fiction graphic novel re: the Holocaust. And yes there’s a sticker saying it’s a Wonder story but it’s really not related to Wonder at all besides being 100% Julian’s grandmother’s history. I’d put this at an older level than Wonder for sure not because of reading level but simply because of the deeper topics of war, genocide, death, etc. I’ll be putting it in my elementary and middle school libraries but selling it way harder at the MS level.
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got the arc of this at the ALA conference, and it was amazing! The story was so sad, but it was really really good. In fact, I was so desperate for it not to end that I read all the way into the authors note and the research, which was very interesting. I especially appreciated the tie in to today, which was very important and moving.
Peggy House
Oct 27, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
I have never given a poor book rating before, but must follow my conscience. I find it egregious to compare the extermination of 6 millions humans to illegals sneaking across the border. It is an insult to my ancestors who waited in line for their turn to enter the US legally. The ending of this book does not give the young minds who read it an accurate picture or comparison.
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Julian (from Wonder) has a homework assignment, and asks his grandmother to tell a story. This book is her story of being a teenage Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied France. Being separated from her parents when the Nazis came to her school, the hatred they fomented, and their vicious search for the Jewish children. She escapes, thanks to a boy classmate with polio, whom she has mostly ignored, and how his family hides her. It is a story of human kindness and bravery in a world gone mad. 4.5 stars, ...more
Mrs Waring
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This exceptional graphic novel was written by R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder and Auggie & Me. Palacio begins the novel with Julian, a character from Wonder, video-calling his Grandmere to learn about the Holocaust for a school assignment. We see a different side to Julian, who has started a new school year with some regrets about his prior behaviour. Julian’s grandmother agrees to tell him everything in the hope that the future generation will not repeat past mistakes. Julian is moved by his ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful read! Kindness is hope! “You might forget many things in your life, but you never forget kindness. Like love, it stays with you …forever.”
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book expands upon Julian's story in Auggie & Me. It is a visually verbal history of Grandmere's history, of growing up during the holocaust & meeting Julian's namesake. Very touching & includes important historical insight. Additionally, there is an afterword, author's note, a note about the dedication, in-depth glossary with photos, a suggested reading list, list of organizations and resources, bibliography and image credits that will be a great and valuable resource for ...more
Dec 24, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: world-war-2
Cut out the last 8 pages and this is a 5 star middle grade graphic novel. That's what I'll be doing when I share it with my nieces and nephews some day.

The illegal immigration issue in the United States is not in any way similar to the Holocaust. That someone could draw that comparison boggles my mind and dishonors the sacrifices and deaths of millions of Jews and those who helped them.

When people break the law of a country, they cannot expect that country to welcome them with open arms or to
Max Yeshnowski
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really good book. But at the end when the author compared the holocaust to trump and immigration it made me decide to give this book a four star rating.
Crystal Zavala
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first ever graphic novel, so I don't really know how to rate the graphic portion. However, the story is perfect. It made me tear up at the end. My two boys (ages 13 and 11) will be reading this book! I think it should be required reading for all middle-schoolers.
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved everything about this graphic was a fabulous story of World War 2 and the story of the narrator’s Grandmother. It was delicately told and heart-wrenching. It seemed to be ending well until it became clear the political agenda was strong and had to be thrown in at the end. Ugh - that was disappointing. It was a strong story, all on its own, without having to throw in an agenda. But the story was good and it’s always good to remind us to focus on kindness.
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so good I would recommend this to anybody. However, you should read the Julian chapter of Auggie and Me before you read it because the book will not make sense, and you will be very confused.
Paige A
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It was so full of action and so meaningful. I definitely recommend this book to anyone.
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
R.J. Palacio is SUCH a rock star! Not only has she written a completely different style of book in this graphic novel, but she has also wrecked my emotions again! We received our ARC from a very dear friend who knew this book would quickly be in the hands of the kids in our middle/high school. My daughter, a fifth grader, devoured the book and couldn’t wait for me to read it because she was dying to talk to someone about the story. Congratulations, R.J. Palacio, for changing our level of empathy ...more
Amber K.
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it... full review to come. I need time to process this story.
Emma L.

Rating: (5/5 stars).

Brb busy crying right now. This is literally the second graphic novel that has made me cry and you bet I'm going to read wonder now too.
Carrie Froese
The graphic novel format allows the depth of the realities of Hitler's Nazi Germany to be exposed via pictures and text. Auggie's bully from Wonder is given depth through the story of his Grandmere's experience and loss as a young Jewish girl in Vichy France during World War II. The afterword, author's note, glossary, suggested readings and resources for further study, make it a credible source for further learning. The grandson FaceTiming with his Grandmere grounds the relevance of the story in ...more
Lindsay H
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my very first graphic novel! RJ Palacio did an amazing job bringing history to life through this masterpiece. Although it was a bit violent, it was true to the times of the Holocaust, and refreshingly honest. I love the way she brought it full-circle to the times we are facing today in the world. I recommend this book to anyone ages 12+.
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
/5. I listened to this so I cannot speak to the print version (it’s a graphic novel!) but WOW. This book takes Julian from Wonder’s Grandmere and details her story as a young Jewish girl in France during World War II. She is separated from her parents and hidden by the family of a classmate. The narrator is fabulous and I didn’t want the story to end. Invest in the audio as well as the print version, library friends! ...more
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't want to say I cried in the break room at work, but I definitely averted my eyes from my coworkers in shame. There's really no shame in crying at this, though. It was so beautifully done it could have only come from the author of Wonder. The artwork and dialogue were simple, and the storytelling and delivery were perfect at illustrating the incredible depth of suffering during the Holocaust without being too graphic for young readers.

Absolutely recommend this to all readers, young and old
Sue Seligman
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent graphic novel by the author of Wonder, the ground breaking story of middle school challenges such as bullying, trying to fit in, peer pressure, etc. White Bird is the story of Julian’s French grandmother, a survivor of the Holocaust. The novel opens as Julian, the boy who bullied the main character in Wonder, interviews his grandmother via Face Time, for a school project. We learn that Julian is attending a new school and has regrets about his previous behavior. His grandmother ...more
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved White Bird. It will appeal to fans of Wonder who are willing to try something different. Certainly the kindness theme runs throughout coupled with the fact that it sometimes takes courage to be kind. I think a lot of kids will see themselves in the character of Sara. She is not a bully, but stands by while Julien is teased and tormented. Kids need to learn how to be an ally and how to advocate for others. The lesson is: don't wait for others to be kind, you should always be kind first! ...more
The Hofs
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Devoured and enjoyed by all the in house readers. A little sad for the youngest but very well done! Bravo!!
Alex  Baugh
**May Contain Spoilers**

If you have already read R.J. Palacio's book Wonder, than you might remember 10-year-old Julian, the boy who bullied Auggie and made his life so difficult. Well, every bully has a reason for being like that and so R.J. wrote The Julian Chapter to help readers understand him. And if you've also read The Julian Chapter, you may remember his Grandmére telling him about her experience in WWII, hiding from the Nazis. Well, now White Bird, done in graphic format, expands that
Leigh Collazo
A must for every school library, including elementary. Like Daniel’s story that I mentioned at the top of this review, White Bird introduces younger children to the atrocities of the Holocaust in an age-appropriate way. It’s incredibly sad, and yes, the Nazis murder people. But it’s also hopeful and shows readers how kindness can shine through even in the darkest of times.


I read this in one sitting. It’s easy to get into and difficult to put down. It’s sad but also hopeful.

I loved
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R.J. Palacio lives in NYC with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. For more than twenty years, she was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel. But one day several years ago, a chance encounter with an extraordinary child in front of an ice cream store made R. J. realize that the ...more

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