“We carry with us, as human beings, not just the capacity to be kind, but the very choice of kindness.” ― R.J. Palacio, Wonder
Yesterday, we were treated to a screening of the new film Wonder. I am proud to say that the evening turned out to be so much more than just a screening, or a movie night with my girls. Last night, thanks to Wonder, my girls and I were able to open up a conversation about learning to #ChooseKind.
We had a very important conversation about treating others the way that you would want to be treated. This film has definitely opened their eyes and their hearts in a way that none of us were really anticipating. This is one of those movies that will stay with them forever and not only did it leave a lasting impression, it was funny and entertaining enough for them to want to watch again and again.
This book has been on my list for a while now, I have heard the most amazing reviews from everyone who has read it. The film is based on the New York Times bestseller by R.J. Palacio. Wonder tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.
All Auggie ever wanted was to be an ordinary kid, but as his sister keeps telling him, you can’t be ordinary when you were born to stand out. Though he once found solace inside a space helmet, suddenly he must face a whole universe of gawking kids who don’t yet know how to face him back.
Wonder stars Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts, Academy Award® nominee Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. The film is directed by Stephen Chbosky, who, along with Steven Conrad and Jack Thorne, adapted R.J. Palacio’s bestseller.
Official Site: http://www.wonder.movie