I never thought I would feel the same joy, chills, or utter amazement as I did when I read Wonder by R.J. Palacio. This book made me re-live all those feelings with brand new eyes and with a brand new subject. When Cece suffers an illness as a child she begins to lose her hearing as well. Now deaf, she struggles to make her world feel as normal as possible, including trying to make friends that don't see her as her disability. However, with the help of the Phonic Ear, she creates an Super alter-ego for herself, "El Deafo"! With superpowers on the rise, she realizes how awesome is it to be yourself. This book was hilarious and honest and I know it will be adored by many.
Jennifer 8. Lee discusses and signs The Fortune Cookie Chronicles
03/27/2008 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
On March 30, 2005, 110 winners were announced in the inter-state Powerball lottery, a statistically improbable number. Of those, 104 second-tier winners had chosen an identical sequence of numbers that was discovered to have come from a fortune cookie. What started out as a simple mission to find the manufacturer became a deeper investigation into the fortune cookie itself, which in turn sparked an investigation on the culture and history of Chinese food in America.