Raquel Jaramillo, better known by her pen name R.J. Palacio, is an author of children's books. Before beginning her writing career, she worked as a graphics designer, designing book covers for countless writers across every genre including Paul Auster, Thomas Pynchon, Salman Rushdie, Louise Erdrich, Sue Grafton, and John Fowles (among many others). Her debut novel, Wonder, the story of a boy born with a facial difference, has been on the New York Times bestseller list and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The book’s message of kindness has sparked the Choose Kind movement and has inspired readers around the world. A movie based on Wonder, starring Jacob Tremblay as Auggie Pullman, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, came out November 17th, 2017.