Wonder, the New York Times bestselling book, is now coming to big screen in a film adaptation of the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters a fifth grade classroom as his first time in a mainstream school. With the anti-bullying and “choose kind” messages, this film looks like a must-see for all older-elementary and middle grades.

The film officially hits theatres on Nov. 17, but we have the hook-up on an exclusive screening event on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. We’d love to bring 20 of you along to join us!

–> Choose Kind: After reading the book, students, parents, teachers have really embraced Wonder’s message to “choose kind” in such a big and powerful way, by making it a rallying cry against bullying and social isolation. Here in Austin, there are a few ways that you can get involved in the Choose Kind initiative in anticipation of the film’s debut:

  • Choose Kind Art Contest: What does the book Wonder mean to you? You can submit a drawing, painting or photograph to FonsPR for the chance to win 10 passes to the film screening on Nov. 14. Artwork must be submitted by Nov. 9 to the Fons PR office located at 4408 Burnet Rd., Suite A, Austin, TX 78756. Maximum size is 8 1/2 x 11″ and should include name, grade, school and contact info on the back. Contact Stephanie@FonsPR.com with questions.
  • Choose Kind Day: Mayor Steve Adler has proclaimed November 11, 2017 as Choose Kind Day! Generation Serve has organized volunteer activities planned for November 11 to coordinate with special occasion. Your family can sign up here to volunteer.

 –> Wonder Screening Ticket Giveaway: Enter below for the chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to see Wonder on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. (Note, this is a private event, and tickets are not being sold for this screening.) Entering the giveaway will add you to the Do512 Family email list, where we let you know about the best family events in Austin each week.

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!