My book club recently read a sweet little book called Wonder. It’s about a boy with a facial deformity who has been homeschooled all his life, until now, when he enters middle school. It delves into his thoughts, the thoughts of his family, and the thoughts of some of his newfound friends. I loved that it didn’t make most of the characters into “good” or “bad,” but rather, had a spectrum of gray that provided interesting insight. It’s given me more thought into some of those struggles.Many of you are probably familiar with Operation Smile, an organization that works to heal cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities around the world. They are truly incredible and do so much good and save so many lives (for free!) across the globe. Campus Book Rentals is working with them to donate over 1,000 life-saving cleft lip surgeries this year, which is really humbling. I love that their focus is on facilitating education (their new program, RentBack allows students to rent out past textbooks to other students), but they use their resources toward corporate social responsibility, which was a big interest of mine in business school.
If you’re a student, definitely check them out, and I definitely recommend Wonder to anyone looking for an inspiring middle-grade book.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Campus Book Rentals, but all opinions and recommendations are my own.