We’re thrilled to have RJ Palacio, author of Wonder - the amazing book that brought us the immortal phrase, ‘you can’t blend in when you’re born to stand out’ - here at ILFDublin! Since 2012, the story of Auggie Pullman, the extraordinary fifth-grader who wants nothing more than to be ordinary, has sold over five million copies across 45 countries and been made into a hit movie starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. RJ Palacio’s other books include 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts, Auggie & Me, and a picture book We’re All Wonders which introduces younger children to the themes of kindness, empathy and tolerance. Inspiration for the Choose Kind movement, Wonder has been embraced by young and old readers alike around the world. Not to be missed!
The event will be chaired by Elaina Ryan of Children's Books Ireland.
‘Perhaps Palacio’s most remarkable trick is leaving us with the impression that Auggie’s problems are surmountable in all the ways that count — that he is, in fact, in an enviable position.’ The New York Times