5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Wonder by R.J. Palacio

5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Wonder by R.J. Palacio

By Elizabeth Lee , Oct 1st 2015

Find out why we're highlighting Wonder in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month!

Ever since its publication in 2012, Wonder by R.J. Palacio has been a huge hit in the classroom. With its message of compassion and empathy, teachers across the nation use it to teach the power of kindness and acceptance. If you need even more reasons to fall in love with this book, here are five more:

1. Wonder started the anti-bullying movement "Choose Kind".

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This national campaign encourages kids to pledge to choose kindness. Take the pledge here!

2. The story of Auggie Pullman encourages people to accept themselves for who they are, not how they look.

Inspired by Wonder, the Children's Craniofacial Association put together this heartwarming video featuring people who identify with Auggie's story.

3. Wonder has its own app.


Get a daily dose of inspiration with the free Daily Wonder app! Every day features a new quote celebrating goodness and strength.

4. The book trailer is sincere and moving.

A great introduction to the book, the video also serves as a launching platform to discussing how we should treat those with handicaps and facial differences.

5. There are lesson plans readily available for teachers.

Browse through Web English Teacher's list of lesson plans and teaching resources here!


This year, R.J. Palacio published two new Wonder companion books: The Wonder Journal and Auggie & Me. Enter a chance to win them both, and the book that started them all — Wonder — by clicking the banner below. (This giveaway has ended. Connect with us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest giveaways and promotions!)

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