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‘Wonder’ author R. J. Palacio: ‘It’s ultimately a story about kindness’


Inspired by a real incident with a child with a facial difference, R. J. Palacio wrote the best-selling novel “Wonder.” She visits TODAY along with Daveed Diggs, who plays a teacher in the upcoming film adaptation. “It really is an incredible lesson in empathy,” Diggs says, and Palacio talks about the book being used in classrooms to teach kids about kindness.