Estimated Time: 15-20 minutes
The theme song of the book is the song, "Wonder", written by Natalie Merchant. The song is about a young girl who is born with unidentified issues that make her a "Wonder", much like Auggie. The beginning of Part One begins with the lyrics from this song.
"Fate smiled and destiny laughed as she came to my cradle..."
Listen to the song as you read the rest of the lyrics below and think about how this song could be Auggie's theme song.
She'll make her way.
Watch this video of Natalie Merchant introducing her song "Wonder." She speaks about how writing the song has affected her life and others'.
Parents: This video may be too intense for sensitive children. Please preview before showing to your children.
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