Middle Grade Fiction

Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Grades 3-6


Julia is short for her age, and she sees that as a negative thing until she gets cast as a munchkin in the local production of The Wizard of Oz. She is also inspired when her elderly neighbor, Mrs. Chang, gets involved with the play by making costumes for the cast, and even offers to play a flying monkey. Julia realizes that she should embrace her stature, and herself, the way she is, and begins to have a more positive outlook.

Thanks to Penguin Random House for an advanced copy of this book.

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