The publisher's description:
"August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?"
Students practiced the illustrator literature circle job. We never see what August looks like, but Palacio gives us many detailed descriptions of what his face looks like. Our class had to listen to the descriptions and draw what they thought August looked like.