Her dual identity may not be as big a secret as Batman/Bruce Wayne, but Workman editor-at-large Raquel Jaramillo, a.k.a. author R.J. Palacio, still needs something of a costume change when she switches roles.
R.J. Palacio discusses #thewonderofwonder and #julianchapter and life as a writer/publisher:
“I thought this was an interesting way to tell Julian’s story. It turned out to be a really interesting exploration for me, because while I don’t want to justify or rationalize the character of Julian too much, I think it’s important to remember that everybody has a story. If we can understand bullies and even find a little compassion, even a little tenderness, we can figure out how to fix the problem from both sides.” The e-novella, she said, humanizes Julian in a way, so that readers understand him a bit better.
A standing ovation for Rock Round Independent School District for picking Wonder as their community read! This wonderful video captures Auggie’s spirit and even includes interviews from young readers and our author R.J. Palacio!
One week from today, readers will have a chance to hear from Wonder’s most controversial character—Julian.
From the very first day Auggie and Julian met in the pages of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder, it was clear they were never going to be friends, with Julian treating Auggie like he had the plague. And while Wonder told Auggie’s story through six different viewpoints, Julian’s perspective was never shared. Readers could only guess what he was thinking.
Until now. The Julian Chapter will finally reveal the bully’s side of the story. Why is Julian so unkind to Auggie? And does he have a chance for redemption?
R.J. Palacio and her family profiled in February’s issue of Time Out New York Kids! Read more here: http://bit.ly/RJPalacio