365 Days of Wonder by R.J. Palacio

365 Days of Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Author:R.J. Palacio [Palacio, R.J.]
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 978-0-553-50903-
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Published: 2014-08-30T21:00:00+00:00

Sometimes, all a kid needs is a little push to have a revelation. I’m not saying I was that push. I think Julian’s very wise grandmother was. The point is: everyone’s got a story. The challenge with some kids is to be patient enough to listen.

—Mr. Browne

GLITTER

Kindness can spread from person to person like glitter. Anyone who’s ever introduced glitter into any kind of art project at school knows exactly of what I speak. You can’t shake it off you. You pass it on to the next person. Its sparkling remnants linger for days. And for each tiny dot you find, you know that a hundred more have seemingly vanished. But where did they go? What happens to all that glitter?

I had a boy in my class last year whose name was August. He was quite special, and not because of his face. There was just something about his indomitable spirit that captured me (and a lot of the people around him). The year turned out to be a raging success for Auggie. I was very glad about that. Now, I’m not naive enough to think that a happy ending to a fifth-grade year will guarantee him a happy life. I know he’ll have more than his share of challenges. But what I gleaned from his triumphant year was this: he has what he needs inside of him to stand up to life’s challenges. Auggie will have a beautiful life. That’s my prediction.

I got an email from him the other day that kind of validates this prediction.



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