R.J. Palacio Reads From WONDER and WE’RE ALL WONDERS (TODOS SOMOS ÚNICOS ) on Twitter (4/8)
R.J. Palacio reads from her #1 New York Times bestselling book WONDER (Random House Children’s Books) via #WONDERreadaloud and on Twitter @RJPALACIO, every week day at 12:00pm (EDT). Palacio will also be reading from the Spanish edition of WE’RE ALL WONDERS (TODOS SOMOS ÚNICOS) on Wednesday, April 8, at 3:00pm (EDT).
Over 8 million people have fallen in love with WONDER and Auggie Pullman, the ordinary boy with the extraordinary face, who inspired a movement to Choose Kind. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. A hero to root for, Auggie is a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
With WE’RE All WONDERS, Palacio makes her picture-book debut as both author and artist, with a spare, powerful text and striking, richly imagined illustrations. She shows readers what it’s like to live in Auggie’s world—a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he’s not always seen that way.
R.J. Palacio lives in NYC with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. For more than twenty years, she was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel. But one day several years ago, a chance encounter with an extraordinary child in front of an ice cream store made R. J. realize that the perfect time to write that novel had finally come. WONDER was her first novel.
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