Meet the Authors
When second-grade teacher Jordan Canavesi applied for and won a PA Cyber Teacher Initiated Education grant, she shot high. Her goal was to get her students reading and writing, while making them feel as though they were making a difference in the world.

Not only did she get her students to write a book about spreading kindness in the world, but she also helped them gain confidence by showcasing them during “Author Days” at Barnes & Noble bookstores, where they read their stories aloud.

She based the project on “Wonder,” the book and Oscar-nominated movie about Auggie Pullman, a young boy with facial defects who braves the classroom after having been homeschooled his whole life. Pullman gives the audience a glimpse of what it’s like to go through life looking different, but not really being different at all.
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