The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (ages 8 and up)

Socially awkward Dwight shows up to school one morning waving a green finger puppet. Strange enough, but then Dwight starts talking in a funny voice and doling out advice. Is it the puppet, or is it Dwight? And will paper Yoda be able to help Dwight convince the girl of his dreams to go to the big dance with him? Dwight, who “animates” origami Yoda, is a quirky, self-accepting and unique kid. He is viewed as “weird” by most of the other kids, but his self possession and helpful nature gradually endear him to a circle of friends. A positive messages of acceptance, friendship, and being yourself. The author’s self-stated superpower is Aspergers.