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Teaching Wonder

Treacher-Collins Syndrome

In Wonder, Auggie refers to his condition as Mandibulofacial Dysostosis, which is also known as Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS). This is an inherited developmental disorder with a prevalence estimated to range between 1 in 40,000 to 1 in 70,000 of live births. TCS is a condition in which the cheek-bones and jawbones are underdeveloped. Children with this condition have very small or partially absent cheek bones and notches in or stretching of the lower eyelids. The ears are frequently abnormal and part of the outer ear is usually absent. Hearing loss is also associated with this syndrome. In Wonder, Auggie's condition is further complicated by another unnamed syndrome that makes his particular set of craniofacial differences unique.

There are many children born every year with different types of craniofacial differences. There are also other things that happen that can cause facial differences in people as they get older, including accidents, fires, or diseases. There are various WONDERful organizations that have been created that provide support to these children and their families. Below is a listing of just a few, and a description of the valuable, valiant and wondrous work that they do.


My Face: National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction

myFace, formerly the National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction, was founded to address the all-too-visible plight of those with facial deformity by assuring them access to the comprehensive and highly personalized team care at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (IRPS) at NYU Langone Medical Center. The IRPS provides integrative, highly specialized and personalized team care to all those who request treatment, regardless of the type or severity of the anomaly, the length of treatment, or the family’s ability to afford care.




CCA Kids: Children's Craniofacial Association

A national, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the CCA's mission is to empower and give hope to individuals and families affected by facial differences. Nationally and internationally, CCA addresses the medical, financial, psychosocial, emotional, and educational concerns relating to craniofacial conditions. CCA was founded in 1989 to address unmet needs of families across the United States who were affected by craniofacial differences. Children's Craniofacial Association's National Spokesperson, entertainer Cher, became involved with the organization after having starred in the Movie Mask in which she played the mother of a child with a craniofacial condition. Since that time, Cher has supported the organization with her time and talent and has been CCA's most generous contributor.

CCA Kids Choose Kind Challenge


Changing Faces

Changing Faces supports and represents people who have conditions or injuries which affect their appearance. They're a charity based in the UK for people and families who are living with conditions, marks or scars that affect their appearance. Their work is divided into two areas: to help  individuals lead full, confident and satisfying lives by giving practical and emotional support to adults, children and their families. They also provide training, support and advice to professionals in health and education.

Their second goal is to transform public attitudes towards people with an unusual appearance, to 'face equality' and  promote  fair treatment and equal opportunities for all, irrespective of how they look. They campaign for social change: lobbying for integrated health services; influencing schools and workplaces to create more inclusive environments; and pushing for anti-discrimination protection and enforcement.


Beyond Differences

Beyond Differences is dedicated to ending social isolation among students in middle school. They believe that all teens should feel included, valued and accepted by their peers. Beyond Differences was founded in memory of Lili Rachel Smith, a high school freshman who passed away in her sleep from medical complications in 2009. During the last few years of Lili’s life, particularly in middle school, she experienced the insidious effects of social isolation: lack of self esteem, loss of social skills needed to keep up with her peers, even academic decline and mounting frustration by her teachers and counselors. Beyond Differences believes that middle school and high school students can and will find ways to connect with one another in a deeper, more meaningful way.



Jaz Gray

Filmmaker Jaz Gray speaks at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN about the comparisons between her life as a rare birth defect survivor and life of fictional character August Pullman in the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

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Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder is the touching tale about a fifth grade boy, August Pullman ("Auggie"), who was born with a rare combination of genetic anomalies, causing him to look “deformed”. These birth defects require many surgeries throughout his childhood. As a result, Auggie is not able to attend public school until fifth grade. Though he is very smart and has been home-schooled, Auggie has no idea what it is like to be in school with other children. His only experiences with people, besides his family and a few others, have been in hospitals or when people gawked at him in public.

The book relates Auggie’s first year of school from the perspective of many different characters. He experiences both bullying and random acts of kindness. The story is an eye-opening account that helps the reader understand what it is like to be different, to experience bullying, and to persevere. Wonder is a great tool in the fight against bullying.

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Wonder Summary

Wonder by RJ Palacio, is about a boy, “Auggie”, who faces bullying and misunderstanding on a regular basis, due to a disfiguring genetic condition. The first part of the book is from Auggie’s perspective and describes his transition from homeschooling to a private school.

Except for his appearance, which people find disturbing or upsetting, Auggie thinks of himself as a normal kid. He has been homeschooled for many years, due to this medical issue and related surgeries, but his mother feels he should start middle school with other children.

Auggie is petrified of going to a “real school”, but has always wanted to experience friendships the way other kids did. He admits to having a few friends, but nothing like “normal” kids experience. After a bit of back and forth with his parents, Auggie agrees to at least meet the head of his new school.

When he goes for a tour, he is introduced to three students: Jack, Julian, and Charlotte. Though Jack and Charlotte are slightly uncomfortable, they handle themselves well and manage to be nice and helpful to Auggie. Julian starts off mean and continues with nasty, under-handed remarks, even after school is in session.

Readers are introduced to Mr. Brown, one of Auggie’s teachers. He teaches the kids about precepts: ”PRECEPTS = RULES ABOUT REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS!” They are mottos to live by, according to Mr. Brown. The first precept of the year (and a theme of the book) is, “WHEN GIVEN THE CHOICE BETWEEN BEING RIGHT OR BEING KIND, CHOOSE KIND.”

Auggie meets a new friend, Summer, who sits with him at lunch. He also hangs out with Jack a lot. He works hard in school and experiences many happy firsts, all while feeling that people are judging him. While most of his time is happy, Auggie has one particularly painful experience on Halloween. When Auggie changes his costume at the last minute, the other students don’t realize it is him. Auggie overhears Julian saying he would kill himself if he had a face like Auggie’s. Auggie is so upset, he has to go home sick.

The second section of the book is from the view of Via, Auggie’s older sister. She loves her brother very much, but doesn’t remember a time when August wasn’t the center of attention. She says this is okay, but it becomes clear Via does need to have some attention given to her. She has always been Auggie’s “protector”, even when confused by the complex circumstances of her family’s life, and despite not understanding how Auggie deals with people’s stares and comments.

The remaining chapters show readers how some of the other characters perceive Auggie. They capture the different feelings and emotions children experience when interacting with people who are different. These chapters portray many perspectives on bullying and dealing with bullying.

Essential Questions for Wonder

  1. Why is it important to “choose kind”?
  2. How does the way we treat people affect them throughout their lives?
  3. How do the parallel stories help the reader understand the plot events better?
  4. How does our time in school affect our lives outside of school?
  5. How do Mr. Brown’s precepts relate to the theme of the novel?

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Wonder by R. J. Palacio
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Teacher Guide to Wonder
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Wonder by R. J. Palacio
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Wonder by R. J. Palacio
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Wonder : Questions to discuss
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