Tuesday, July 10, 2018

#WonderWednesday: Jonathan Siebert Shares His Story and the #ChooseKind Message

Hello!  My name is Jonathan Siebert and I have been talking to students in the United States of America and around the world about the book "Wonder" since January. I share with them my real life Auggie Pullman story.  I have talked to students in 50 States as well as Pakistan and Australia.  One night I had an amazing idea to spread awareness to “choose kind," stop bullying, and educate others to accept people’s facial differences. My video chats with classrooms have made me so happy.  The feedback I’ve been getting is that I am changing people’s lives. It also was a good way for me to get through a tough time since my father passed away in March. I have also talked to classes in person, which have created memories I will never forget. One of my favorite experiences in the classroom was teaching Zumba after telling my story. I am a certified Zumba instructor. Wonder has changed my life and I pledge, and hope you do too, to #ChooseKind. 

Jonathan in action speaking to students

Skype session

More happy and enthralled students listening to Jonathan


  1. I am so proud to have Jonathan as my friend on Facebook!
    He is an amazing young man!

  2. So proud of you,Jonathan, for reaching out to others during this difficult time. I grew up with your Mom - I know your #ChooseKind message is one she lives everyday through the goodness of her heart.

  3. Jonathan is such an inspiration, he has such confidence and always achieves what he sets out to do and all while helping others feel better about themselves and encouraging them to choose kind. There should be a film about his life one day!

  4. I sure admire you JonathonšŸ’—


  5. Thanks for speaking to the Elm Street School students! I heard very positive feedback and that wonderful discussions were had as a result
    your presentation!


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