Wednesday, October 18, 2017

#WonderWednesday: Alumna Speaks at Marysville, Washington Elementary School

Beauchamp takes a selfie after her visit with Hillcrest Elementary School

The students in Jessica Simonson's Hillcrest Elementary School classroom in Lake Stevens, Washington enjoyed the opportunity to learn first hand about kindness thanks to a visit from Abby Beauchamp, a 24 year old woman born with Lymphatic Formation. In this article published by the Herald Net, we read how elementary school teacher, Jessica Simonson read the book "Wonder" with her students. She asked Beauchamp if she would share her story, which is very similar to that of the book's protagonist, Auggie Pullman. Beauchamp spoke about what it felt like to live with a facial difference and the impact kindness has on everyone, but especially those who look different. 

If your school or community group is currently reading "Wonder" and you would like to have a child or adult speak to your group, contact Annie Reeves to make the arrangements.  Skype calls are also available. 

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