#1 New York Times bestselling author, R.J. Palacio, of the book Wonder will be visiting Pickaway County as part of the 2019 Pickaway County One Book One Community program.
Wonder is the story of Auggie Pullman, a boy born with a facial deformity who doesn’t blend in because he was born to stand out. The book was made into a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson and is soon to be adapted into a Broadway musical. The book itself has been on the New York Times bestseller list for seven consecutive years and has sold over 16 million copies worldwide.
The 2019 One Book, One Community program focuses on the community reading the book Wonder and further promoting acts of kindness and inclusion in Pickaway County. Along with book discussion, this program included a precept contest, logo contest a “Share Your Story” workshop, as well as community cupboards and kindness cards being placed in the community.
“We are excited to be a part of providing this opportunity to our community”, stated David Fausnaugh, Pickaway County Library Director.
Author R.J. Palacio will be speaking about the book and the importance of inclusion on Monday, November 4th at Circleville High School.
The One Book, One Community program is sponsored by the Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities, the Pickaway County Library, the Pickaway County Community Foundation and the Well-Being Foundation of Pickaway County.