Short, by Holly Goldberg Sloan

ISBN-13: 9780399186219
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Overview:

Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, she’ll realize how big she is inside, where it counts. She hasn’t ever thought of herself as a performer, but when the wonderful director of Oz casts her as a Munchkin, she begins to see herself in a new way. As Julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Olive—one of the adults with dwarfism who’ve joined the production’s motley crew of Munchkins—and with her deeply artistic neighbour, Mrs Chang, Julia’s own sense of self as an artist grows. Soon, she doesn’t want to fade into the background—and it’s a good thing because her director has more big plans for Julia!

Bubbling over with humour and tenderness, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery and of the role models who forever change us.

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