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from the books :: wonder

French Connection Dress via Von Maur, Madewell Sandals, Ray-Ban Sunglasses, David Yurman Ring, Picnic Basket via Macy's, Martha Stewart Quilt via Macy's

Now that the weather is warming up, I am taking full advantage of the outdoor activities my city has to offer.  I packed up a picnic and took it to Sheep Meadow in Central Park for an evening picnic.  

Wonder is a recent read of mine.  I can't remember exactly where I first heard about this book (although I think it may have been this New York Times review), but it has been extremely popular, especially in the late elementary/early middle school age group.  I found it impactful from an adult perspective as well though.  It reminded me of what it feels like to be a child and the challenges they face, and how those early years can shape the person you become later in life.  

Favorite Quote:

WHEN GIVEN THE CHOICE BETWEEN BEING RIGHT OR BEING KIND. CHOOSE KIND.

A simple, beautiful reminder to people of all ages. 

Why You Should Read It:

A wonderful first novel by R.J. Palacio, I believe it will become a cornerstone of children's literature for years to come. 

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