Photo credit: Heike Bogenberger

LOC National Book Festival: R.J. Palacio, Children's Purple Stage

Sat Aug 31, 5:15am–5:45pm
Presented by: Library of Congress
Venue: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Official website

R.J. Palacio discusses "We’re All Wonders" (Knopf) with Roswell Encina.

For more than 20 years, R.J. Palacio was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel. But one day several years ago, a chance encounter with an extraordinary child in front of an ice cream store made Palacio realize that the perfect time to write that novel had finally come. The extraordinarily popular “Wonder” was her first novel; it has sold more than 5 million copies and been on the New York Times best-seller list since 2012. She did not design the cover, but she does love it. Her other books include “365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts,” “Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories” and “We’re All Wonders" (Knopf).

Dates & Times

Free Events Book Events Family Events Festivals Free Events: Book Events Free Events: Family Events

Advanced Search
Search by name, range of dates, type, and category
Sign Up & Get
Event & Ticket Info
Labor Day Weekend
Planning Guide
Concerts, Parades, Special Events
69°F   69°F   90°F
Plan Your Visit

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
A program ofCultureCapital Sponsors
HumanitiesDC Arlington Arts DCCAH Parks & Recreation M-N CPPC