VIRTUAL TWEEN EVENT
R. J. Palacio: Pony
5PM (8PM ET) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
LOCATION: LIVE ON ZOOM



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Join us for an evening with Penguin Random House as they host a virtual Zoom event with R.J. Palacio, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Wonder. Palacio will be presenting her highly anticipated new middle grade novel, Pony, in conversation with actor, writer, director, and musician Josh Radnor. 

BONUS! The early bird gets the worm. Or, in this case, a bookplate signed by R.J. Palacio when you purchase a copy of Pony from Changing Hands. Supplies are limited, so order soon.


ABOUT THE BOOK

The worldwide phenomenon Wonder showed over 13 million readers how to choose kind. Now, the #1 New York Times bestselling author is back with an enthralling adventure that will show readers how to choose courage. A modern classic about a boy on a quest to rescue his father, with only a ghost as his companion and a mysterious pony as his guide.

"Magical-- Pony is pure delight." --Newbery Medal-winning author Rebecca SteadTwelve-year-old Silas is awoken in the dead of night by three menacing horsemen who take his father away. Silas is left shaken, scared, and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool . . . who happens to be a ghost. When a pony shows up at his door, Silas makes the courageous decision to leave his home and embark on a perilous journey to find his father. Along the way, he will face his fears to unlock the secrets of his past and explore the unfathomable mysteries of the world around him.

R. J. Palacio spins a harrowing yet distinctly beautiful coming-of-age story about the power of love and the ties that bind us across distance and time. With the poignant depth of War Horse and the singular voice of True Grit, this is one of those rare books poised to become an instant classic for readers of all ages.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
R. J. Palacio is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder, which has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. The book's message inspired the Choose Kind movement and has been embraced by readers around the world, with the book published in over 50 languages. Wonder was made into a blockbuster movie starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay. Palacio's other bestselling books include 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of PreceptsAuggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories, the picture book We're All Wonders, and the graphic novel White Bird, which is currently being filmed as a major motion picture starring Gillian Anderson and Helen Mirren. Palacio lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Josh Radnor is an actor, writer, director, musician and RJ Palacio fan originally from Columbus, Ohio. As an actor he has starred in long-running television shows (How I Met Your Mother), short-running television shows (Rise, Mercy Street), films (Joey Soloway's debut feature "Afternoon Delight"), on Broadway (The Graduate, Disgraced), and off. He is currently co-starring/hunting Nazis with Al Pacino in “Hunters” on Amazon Prime. He wrote and directed two feature films (Happythankyoumoreplease & Liberal Arts) both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before being released in theaters, the former winning the 2010 Audience Award. For the last few years he's been making music with the Aussie musician Ben Lee as Radnor & Lee. He recently released his first solo EP “One More Then I’ll Let You Go” on Flower Moon Records. He lives in Los Angeles.