Bestselling author R.J. Palacio on empowering kids to change the world 'one kindness at a time'
R.J. Palacio's books have sold more than 16 million copies worldwide and her blockbuster YA novel, Wonder, is still on the New York Times bestsellers list six years after it was originally published.
It inspired the author to write a spin-off collection of stories called Auggie & Me. Now, Palacio has released her first graphic novel, called White Bird, which expands on one of those earlier stories.
White Bird is a survival story told from the perspective of a young Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied France. She's forced to hide to survive with help from her classmate's family.
Palacio joined q's Tom Power from New York to tell us more about White Bird and why she thinks her books resonate so strongly with young people.
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