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The myFace Wonder Project

THE MYFACE WONDER PROJECT

THE MYFACE WONDER PROJECT

Wonder is the story of Auggie, who, after being homeschooled, enters the 5th grade of a regular school. Though he’s had 27 surgeries, Auggie’s features still “look like they’ve been melted, like the drippings of a candle”, earning him nicknames like “Freak” and “Lizard Face”. Despite his physical ailments, Auggie’s an engaging boy who’s smart, funny, kind and brave, and who feels pretty normal inside. Palacio intersperses Auggie’s first-person narrative with the voices of family members and classmates, wisely expanding the story beyond Auggie’s viewpoint and demonstrating that Auggie’s arrival at school doesn’t just test him, it affects everyone in the community.

Wonder Book

Wonder is the story of Auggie, who, after being homeschooled, enters the 5th grade of a regular school. Though he’s had 27 surgeries, Auggie’s features still “look like they’ve been melted, like the drippings of a candle”, earning him nicknames like “Freak” and “Lizard Face”. Despite his physical ailments, Auggie’s an engaging boy who’s smart, funny, kind and brave, and who feels pretty normal inside. Palacio intersperses Auggie’s first-person narrative with the voices of family members and classmates, wisely expanding the story beyond Auggie’s viewpoint and demonstrating that Auggie’s arrival at school doesn’t just test him, it affects everyone in the community.

Wonder Book
Wonder RJ Palacio Nathaniel Newman

Auggie is based on a myFace patient born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, characterized by multiple anomalies such as absent cheekbones and ears, diminutive jaw, near deafness and the need for a tracheostomy. Ms. Palacio wrote Wonder as a result of an encounter of her sons with this young The myFace Center patient in a Brooklyn ice cream parlor. Her boys’ negative reaction towards this child compelled her to conduct extensive research and write this endearing novel in order to raise awareness about difference and to teach people to be kind.

Wonder RJ Palacio Nathaniel Newman

Auggie is based on a myFace patient born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, characterized by multiple anomalies such as absent cheekbones and ears, diminutive jaw, near deafness and the need for a tracheostomy. Ms. Palacio wrote Wonder as a result of an encounter of her sons with this young The myFace Center patient in a Brooklyn ice cream parlor. Her boys’ negative reaction towards this child compelled her to conduct extensive research and write this endearing novel in order to raise awareness about difference and to teach people to be kind.

myFace has developed a pro-compassion English Language Arts Curriculum based on Wonder. Working in collaboration with Wonder’s author, R. J. Palacio, we are proud to announce we have launched the curriculum for availability in the upcoming school year. See “Bring Wonder to Your School” for more information. If you are interested in your school offering these classes, please send us a note below or contact us at getinvolved@myface.org

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