Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
The book, which was written by Raquel Jaramillo (using the pseudonym R.J. Palacio), was inspired by a real-life incident Jaramillo experienced as a mother. Her son noticed a girl with a facial deformity at an ice cream shop, and Jaramillo attempted to remove her son from the situation, but only made matters worse. She realized it could be a valuable teaching tool for others, and wrote the novel that served as the basis for this film. Wonder was a popular title, and a spinoff titled 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts later came out. Auggie and Me, a companion piece that tells the events of Wonder through different perspectives was also published.
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