April 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Wonder No More: A Look at a Book to Screen Adaptation

And I wonder. I wah wah wah wah wonder! Why. Why why why why why . . . Just me? Alrighty then. Yep, so though I live far far away from my beloved New York City, this Chicagoland I’ve landed in is pretty darn hopping. They have jazz. They have some kind of ungodly pizza […]

Choosing Kindness Online | Tips & Tools

Tips and tools to create a culture of kindness online.

Critics Question the Representation of Disability in ‘Wonder’

While fans of Wonder await the feature film, critics claim that central character Auggie’s cranial facial deformity has been “softened” in the movie version the best-selling book by R.J. Palacio.

Out of Wonder

Out of Wonder Written by Kwame Alexander, with Chris Colderly and Marjory Wentworth Illustrated by Ekua Holmes Published by Candlewick Press ISBN: 978-0-7636-8094-7 Grades 3-8 Book Review “A poem is a small but powerful thing. It has the power to reach inside of you, to ignite something in you, and to change you in ways […]

SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books Starts Today

SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books kicks off March 12. In Round 1, YA author Kenneth Oppel decides which book advances to the next round: Wonder or Bomb.

Palacio’s ‘Wonder’ Launches Companion Anti-Bullying Campaign

Those of you who were moved by R.J. Palacio’s debut novel, Wonder (Knopf, 2012), will be pleased to know that her publisher has launched a campaign called Choose Kind to encourage kids, educators, and readers of all ages to join the fight against bullying.