The Power of Kindness and Wonder: R. J. Palacio in Conversation
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019
First United Methodist Church
1201 Lavaca Street, AUSTIN Texas

Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war. White Bird tells the heartrending story of Grandmère, a character introduced in the collection of stories Auggie & Me: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend.

  • Moderated by: Sharyn Vane
  • Book Signing: 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Murcheson Chapel, next to First United Methodist Church.
  • Books will be available for sale at First United Methodist Church and in the Children’s Book Sales Tent, courtesy of BookPeople.
  • This is a Festival Friends Pass session. Friends Pass holders enjoy priority access to seating and the signing line.

R.J. Palacio, White Bird: A Wonder Story


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