RJ Palacio, a best selling, award winning, inspirational author of the globally beloved book, "WONDER" joins us. In a previously recorded conversation, we polish the pearls of the book, movie (now available on DVD & On Demand by Lionsgate) and the Choose Kind Movement. It all began at an ice cream shop which is another reasy I'm so fond of this momma. She threaded the story of an abnormal child, Auggie Pullman, age 10, who finds himself facing an unkind world. Auggie's mom, Isabel, brilliantly portrayed by Julia Roberts, mindfully creates a support system for Auggie to be empathathetic and brilliant who carries the most hearts forward.
We explore if kindness can be taught, how communities can support and how there are 2 sides to every story. The best advice RJ's momma gave her is the pearl, "Children Live What They Learn." Indeed. Every story deserves to be heard.
She's one remarkable Momma.
Guest Bio: RJ Palacio's family resides in the diverse NY borough of Brooklyn. She's a graphic designer/illustrator by day and moonlights as a globally renowned author and mom on a mission to encourage us to Choose Kindness.
Her other published works ~ 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts (August, 2014), Auggie & Me, ( October 2015), The Julian Chapter, Pluto, and Shingaling. Palacio wrote and illustrated her newest picture book, We're All Wonders, which introduces Auggie, kindness, empathy and tolerance—to younger children.