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How One Unkind Moment Gave Way To 'Wonder'

By All Things Considered
NPR, September 12, 2013

In Wonder, R.J. Palacio tells the story of Auggie, a tough, sweet, 10-year-old boy, who was born with distorted facial features — a "craniofacial difference" caused by an anomaly in his DNA.

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Tweet what makes you smile this Valentine's Day and help a child in need

By  Aliza Weinberger
Mashable, February, 2016

It may be cold outside this Valentine's Day, but Operation Smile and Random House Children's Books want to see what warms your heart.

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'Wonder' Author R.J. Palacio Talks Her New E-Books, "Choose Kind," And The Novel's Massive Success

By Rachel Simon
Bustle, May 12, 2015

It couldn't have been a more fitting title. More than three years after the release of Wonder, R.J. Palacio's game-changing smash of a debut, the novel has proved to be one of children's books biggest success stories.

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Choose Kind Chicago Day Includes 'Wonder' Author R.J. Palacio

By Howard Ludwig
DNA Info, June 18, 2015 

BEVERLY — Mary Cate Lynch, of Beverly, has visited with students throughout the Chicago-area and asked them to "Choose Kind."

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Wonder Is the Best Kids’ Book of the Year

By Emily Bazelon
Slate.com, October, 2012

We talk to its author about bullying, parenting, and empathy. "The book that has moved me most in the past year is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. It's the fictional story of August Pullman, a 10-year-old with a very different-looking face—the result of a...

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Interview with RJ Palacio, Author of Wonder

By Heather Hodson
The Telegraph, February, 2012

A new children's novel about a boy with a shocking facial disfigurement is tipped to be a word-of-mouth hit, and will reduce adult readers to tears.

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First Look! Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay Will Melt Your Heart in Wonder

By Jodi Guglielmi
People Movies, August 10, 2016

Jacob Tremblay is back, and he’s as aww-inducing as ever.

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See Grown-Ups Read

By Alexandra Alter
Wall Street Journal, December 2013

R.J. Palacio's best-selling novel Wonder was born in a moment of panic. She was getting milkshakes with her two sons in Brooklyn when she saw a little girl with a severe facial deformity...

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RJ Palacio on the Power of Kindness

By Michelle Pauli
The Guardian Children's Books Podcast, September 2014 

RJ Palacio reads from Wonder, and talks to Michelle Pauli about writing about a boy that has to face a world every day that can't face him back...

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Words to Live By

By Maria Russo
The New York Times, September 2014

After R. J. Palacio’s Wonder was published in 2012 and became a middle-grades juggernaut, many hoped the author would continue the story of August Pullman, the Manhattan boy born with serious facial deformities, and his friends and family.

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Wonder Is the Best Kids’ Book of the Year

By Emily Bazelon
Slate.com, October, 2012

We talk to its author about bullying, parenting, and empathy. "The book that has moved me most in the past year is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. It's the fictional story of August Pullman, a 10-year-old with a very different-looking face—the result of a...

Read Article >

Interview with RJ Palacio, Author of Wonder

By Heather Hodson
The Telegraph, February, 2012

A new children's novel about a boy with a shocking facial disfigurement is tipped to be a word-of-mouth hit, and will reduce adult readers to tears.

Read Article >

See Grown-Ups Read

By Alexandra Alter
Wall Street Journal, December 2013

R.J. Palacio's best-selling novel Wonder was born in a moment of panic. She was getting milkshakes with her two sons in Brooklyn when she saw a little girl with a severe facial deformity...

Read Article >

RJ Palacio on the Power of Kindness

By Michelle Pauli
The Guardian Children's Books Podcast, September 2014 

RJ Palacio reads from Wonder, and talks to Michelle Pauli about writing about a boy that has to face a world every day that can't face him back...

Read Article >

Words to Live By

By Maria Russo
The New York Times, September 2014

After R. J. Palacio’s Wonder was published in 2012 and became a middle-grades juggernaut, many hoped the author would continue the story of August Pullman, the Manhattan boy born with serious facial deformities, and his friends and family.

Read Article >

Movie News

First Look! Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay Will Melt Your Heart in Wonder

By Jodi Guglielmi
People Movies, August 10, 2016

Jacob Tremblay is back, and he’s as aww-inducing as ever.

Read Article >

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How One Unkind Moment Gave Way To 'Wonder'

By All Things Considered
NPR, September 12, 2013

In Wonder, R.J. Palacio tells the story of Auggie, a tough, sweet, 10-year-old boy, who was born with distorted facial features — a "craniofacial difference" caused by an anomaly in his DNA.

Read Article >

Tweet what makes you smile this Valentine's Day and help a child in need

By  Aliza Weinberger
Mashable, February, 2016

It may be cold outside this Valentine's Day, but Operation Smile and Random House Children's Books want to see what warms your heart.

Read Article >

'Wonder' Author R.J. Palacio Talks Her New E-Books, "Choose Kind," And The Novel's Massive Success

By Rachel Simon
Bustle, May 12, 2015

It couldn't have been a more fitting title. More than three years after the release of Wonder, R.J. Palacio's game-changing smash of a debut, the novel has proved to be one of children's books biggest success stories.

Read Article >

Choose Kind Chicago Day Includes 'Wonder' Author R.J. Palacio

By Howard Ludwig
DNA Info, June 18, 2015 

BEVERLY — Mary Cate Lynch, of Beverly, has visited with students throughout the Chicago-area and asked them to "Choose Kind."

Read Article >