Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wonder Wednesday: Peter Dankelson Shows Cali How to #ChooseKind

Ladera Ranch Middle School 
Peter and his mother Dede Dankelson have been traveling across the great state of California spreading the word about the #ChooseKind movement, acceptance, and, yes you guessed it, the book, Wonder, too. They have stopped at over 10 schools up and down the West Coast presenting about Peter's differences within the context of R.J. Palacio's which many of the school's students read. Students had the opportunity to ask Peter questions about his experiences. In these clips, he provides stories and advice about bullying:

Other students asked questions about just being a teenager, like "what is your favorite video game?" or "when did your addiction to Star Wars begin?" Everything was fair game and Peter answered all their questions with the grace and ease of a professional.

This had to have been an incredible experience for the students and for the Dankelson's, too. Truly a trip to remember. Thank you Dede and Peter for all your hard work, your family's (that means you too Dad and Jacob Dankelson) unwavering dedication encouraging us all to #ChooseKind.

Happy #WonderWednesday everyone!

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