Wonder Community Outreach Initiative

Wonder is the story of 10-year-old Auggie Pullman, a boy with a craniofacial condition, as he begins attending school for the first time. Auggie experiences a set of unique challenges based on his appearance.

This bestselling novel, written by R.J. Palacio, encourages kids to “choose kind,” meaning choose to practice empathy, tolerance, inclusion, and patience.

While the story is about a student with a craniofacial condition, the important message applies to us all.

As part of our commitment to creating inclusive environments for children with differences, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and our Craniofacial Anomalies Program is pleased to share the magic of Wonder with our communities.

Wonder in Schools

Thanks to a generous investment from the Coghlan family, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is pleased to donate copies of Wonder to public elementary schools and middle schools throughout Washtenaw, Livingston, Oakland and Wayne counties. Books will be mailed out the last week of November. Contact us for more information about our Wonder book outreach initiative.

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