Palacio's book, " Wonder ," tells the story of year-old Auggie Pullman , a fictional boy with facial differences, and his experiences in everyday life dealing with the condition. The book was inspired by a real-life encounter Palacio had with a child who had a craniofacial disorder. After her son saw the child and began crying, she quickly turned his stroller around and pushed him away to protect the girl from his reaction. After the book came out, she met Magda and Russel Newman, whose son Nathaniel was born with Treacher Collins syndrome , a rare craniofacial disorder that's caused by mutations in a specific gene.
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Ada Smith is a ten-year-old girl who has never left her apartment in London. Her physically abusive, widowed mother is too embarrassed to let her go outside because of her clubfoot , even though she claims Ada is mentally disabled instead. As a regular punishment, Ada gets put in a damp cabinet under the sink where cockroaches live. She is used as a servant and cooks and takes care of her six-year-old brother Jamie and her mother. In September , the British government begins to evacuate children in urban areas of England during World War II to escape, sending them to the countryside. Meanwhile, Ada has spent all summer teaching herself how to walk and decides to leave with Jamie without their mother knowing. They are evacuated by train to Kent.
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These quick, one-time-only exercises can teach us about ourselves and what we want—and how we can tell our story. The bonus? You might just end up with a book What to write: Try to summarize your life in two or three sentences.