The Power of Kindness and Wonder: R. J. Palacio in Conversation
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019

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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