Friday, June 1, 2012

Random House Children's Books Launches Choose Kind, An Anti-Bullying Campaign Inspired By Debut Novel WONDER

PR Newswire (New York, NY) May 31, 2012

"Random House Children's Books launches Choose Kind (, a campaign to encourage students, educators, families, and readers of all ages to combat the nationwide rise in bullying with every day acts of kindness, it was announced today by Chip Gibson, President and Publisher. The initiative was inspired by WONDER (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers), the debut novel by R. J. Palacio, which tells the story of Auggie, a fifth grader with a facial deformity who attends a mainstream school for the first time.
'WONDER has inspired us, and captured our hearts entirely,' said Gibson. 'The outpouring of enthusiasm from book lovers and educators moved us to share the poignant message of this novel with a wider audience. I am proud to give them, and anyone around the world, the opportunity to discover the story and to pledge with us to Choose Kind.'" Read More

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