Christine Clinton visited Pen Ryn School in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. Christine's personal story of her life with Apert syndrome brought the book, "Wonder" to life for over 80 students between the ages of 11 to 14. The middle schoolers asked questions and engaged with Christine about bullying, kindness, and acceptance. The themes of the New York Times bestselling book by R.J. Palacio and Christine's presentation reflected well on the school's mission to nurture, empower, and encourage its students in the pursuit of excellence.
One of the Pen Ryn School's teachers commented on Christine's presentation saying, "Christine shared her story with our students, and encouraged them to be kind and get to know each person for who they are, rather than judging them based on how they look. Everything was great! Christine's story is worth hearing by students and adults of all ages. Building an understanding, and hearing her bravery was inspiring."