Melania Trump to host screening of 'Wonder' for National Bullying Prevention Month
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Melania TrumpMelania TrumpEx-Melania Trump adviser raised concerns of excessive inauguration spending weeks before events: CNN The Hill's Morning Report - Trump moves green cards, citizenship away from poor, low-skilled White House seeks volunteers, musicians for Christmas celebrations MORE is poised to host a White House movie screening for young viewers to mark National Bullying Prevention Month.

A group of 30 Washington-area sixth graders will head to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Tuesday to watch “Wonder,” the White House announced on Monday.

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The 2017 film, starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, is based on a New York Times best-seller about a boy living with Treacher Collins syndrome.

“Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade,” according to promotional materials for the movie.

“The movie celebrates October’s National Bullying Prevention Month by highlighting the importance of choosing kindness — a core belief of Mrs. Trump’s Be Best campaign,” the first lady’s office said in a statement announcing the event.

Trump launched her children’s wellness and anti-bullying initiative, Be Best, earlier this year.

The 48-year-old former model said in an interview with ABC News earlier this month, “I could say that I’m the most bullied person in the world.”

“One of them — if you really see what people are saying about me,” Trump said.

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