Based on the New York Times bestselling book, the movie Wonder hit theatres in 2017. It brought to light Treacher Collins syndrome.
The inspiring movie starred Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Remblay, who played the leading character Auggie Pullman.
It’s a story of compassion and acceptance as Auggie enters mainstream school, not knowing how students would react to his facial differences.
One story about one boy.
But what if your husband and daughter were born with Treacher Collins syndrome?
Meet Becky Zingale, author of the new book, Wonderfully Different, Wonderfully Me
Becky Zingale’s husband, Duane, and their younger daughter were born with Treacher Collins syndrome. Becky searched for children’s books featuring children who have facial differences and wear Bone Anchored Hearing Aids. Unable to find any such books, Becky’s husband Duane encouraged her to create the solution by writing children’s books to share the stories of their family and friends.
Becky was inspired to write Wonderfully Different, Wonderfully Me for her daughter. All children can see themselves represented in a story – whether they connect with a character’s challenges, physical appearance, interests, or personality.
In this podcast episode, you’ll discover…
✅ The Story That Inspired This Children’s Book
✅ How to Turn Obstacles Into Opportunities
✅ The Importance of Being Represented in Stories
About Duane and Becky Zingale
Becky likes to find creative solutions to solve problems, so she makes and sells custom softbands and accessories for BAHAs at TheBahaBowtique on Etsy. Becky also blogs at TheBahaMama, sharing inspiring stories that encourage families to thrive through life’s challenges.
Becky’s husband, Duane, has a great sense of humor and loves to be in the spotlight. He is a digital marketing consultant and helps people create connections by sharing their stories. Duane has been encouraging Becky to write children’s books to share the stories of their family and friends, and finally, here it is!
In 2020, the Zingale family was featured on the Born Different show. With over 1.4 million views, the Zingale’s realized their story impacts a bigger audience than just those who have facial differences and hearing aids.
Purchase Wonderfully Different, Wonderfully Me Book
Wonderfully Different, Wonderfully Me features a diverse group of children and celebrates each child’s unique strengths.
It inspires hope in the reader as they learn to focus on the positive things about themselves and others. It can be used at home and in schools to help start conversations to promote inclusion, acceptance, and friendship.
Hardcover book at WonderfullyMeBooks.com.
Kindle and Paperback on Amazon
Follow Becky on social media @OurWonderFamily
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