Wednesday, August 8, 2018

We're All Wonders by R.J. Palacio


My very own copy of We're All Wonders by R.J.Palacio arrived on Monday! I just could not wait to share it with you! R.J. Palacio wrote and illustrated this picture book for young readers to experience the magic of the novel Wonder, which was made into a movie last year.

Auggie Pullman is a young boy who has a rare disease, Treacher Collins Syndrome, which causes him to have multiple facial disfigurements. In the movie, Principal Mr. Tushman says:
"Auggie Pullman can’t change the way he looks, But maybe we can change how we see.”
Watch Rebekah Hall's reading of We're All Wonders in the following YouTube video:


The hope of this picture book is that we will see with new eyes and we find that what we see is beautiful. We're all wonders. We're all special. We're all unique. We need to choose kindness and "see" who WE really Are.



In my Character, 6th Grade ELA Conceptual Unit on Character Analysis & Character Building, I use this book to guide the students in an activity that expresses how we are all unique; as well as, what can we do to highlight the uniqueness in others? 


I read this book as a part of my #BookaDay Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book everyday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...

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