Description from the author's website:
In R. J. Palacio’s bestselling collection of stories Auggie & Me, which expands on characters in Wonder, readers were introduced to Julian’s grandmother, Grandmère. Here, Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandmère’s heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend.
Then there is the last section, when the book returns to Julian and his grandmère. Sara hangs up from her call with Julian after telling him that people fail to learn from history and they stand around when they could join together and fight back against injustices. Picking up a newspaper, she is overwhelmed by the headlines. Somehow this author has equated the graphic slaughter of six million people during the Holocaust with Former President Trump's policies. In a single panel of her book, she shoves a bold political statement into faces of her readers. Suddenly building a wall, separating immigrant children from their parents, anti-semitism and "Islamophobia" are all blamed on a single person without any consideration of context. The "oppression" of other groups is also called into question in a protest. It is a call to action, entirely promoted by the author. While she doesn't promote it, she also does not draw the line between protests and rioting.
I can say that I didn't like the original Wonder story, but White Bird would have been fine (though not at all original); unfortunately, the inclusion of current politics really ruined it for me. In the back material following the story, another author even makes a statement that whether the reader agrees with Palacio's partisan depiction of current events, you must agree to her conclusions.
Here's the second of the 2021/2 Mark Twain Award nominees, and I'm still waiting to be impressed.