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The Conversation

Children with facial difference have a lot to teach us about body image

  • Written by Anthony Penington, Professor of Paediatric Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Melbourne
Children with facial difference have a lot to teach us about body imageThe film Wonder tells the story of a boy with severe facial defects.IMDb/Lionsgate, Mandeville Films, Participant Media, Walden Media

The recently released film Wonder is based on the true story of Auggie, a boy born with a severe facial deformity. The film picks up at the point where Auggie, having been home-schooled by his mother, attends a...

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