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Short
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
In this heartwarming and funny middle-grade novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, shell realize how big she is inside, where it counts. She hasnt 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 Oliveone of the adults with dwarfism whove joined the productions motley crew of Munchkinsand with her deeply artistic neighbor, Mrs. Chang, Julias own sense of self as an artist grows. Soon, she doesnt want to fade into the backgroundand its a good thing, because her director has more big plans for Julia! Bubbling over with humor and tenderness, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery and of the role models who forever change us.
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ravenlee
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A pick- for this one, as I felt there could have been a little more to it but it was still good.

Julia spends a summer in the theater, learning about art and people and herself. Some really good insights here. There‘s less of dealing with discrimination and such than I feel was promised in the blurb, but it also kept the tone from preachy.

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MandaMT
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This was delightful! Julia is a charming kid who is short for her age. She takes a leadership role as a Munchkin in the local production of The Wizard of Oz. She shares her quirky humor and unique observations with the mentors she meets through the play. I alternated between tearing up and laughing out loud while reading.

ladym30 Such a lovely photo!❤️ 3mo
MandaMT @ladym30 Thanks! I do a lot of “here‘s my book on a blanket/ table.” Figured I‘d mix it up by utilizing one of the potted plants outside. 3mo
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jesseastin
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Middle reader book written in an observation point of view. The voice of Julia is entertaining, as are her observations of the adults and cast of a summer stock play she participates in.

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WanderingBookaneer
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WiseGirl13
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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New book. It sounds pretty good. She wrote the sad but great counting by sevens.

Dr.Who_number10 Got that for my birthday just a lil bit ago!! Sounds good....they got it for me because I‘m short😂 so yeah.😂😂 2y
WiseGirl13 Haha 2y
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imabusybee
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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When you need a yellow cover for a challenge on GR.

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Lcsmcat
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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I'm so short I need steps to reach the top two shelves of books. #shelfie #riotgrams @bookriot

[DELETED] 3803335244 Beautiful Shelves 2y
ferskner Wowwwwww!!!! Beautiful! 2y
lycomayflower Oh my. Those are lovely! 2y
TrishB Gorgeous 💜 2y
maich I'm in love😍😍😍 2y
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bookishkris
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Cute and quirky. Perfect for theater-mad middle grade students.

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bookishkris
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I've been there, done this. And when I gained too much weight to fit, we used our neighbor's 7 year old. Dog doors are convenient like that!

Amandajoy I once broke into a house this way so we could leave sympathy flowers for a coworker. Yes, the situation was as bizarre as it sounds. 2y
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bookishkris
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Today is apparently a middle grade/YA day; I can't focus on anything too in-depth (hello, neuro fatigue, how I've NOT missed you), and besides, it's football Sunday!

Redwritinghood Sounds interesting, but I don't think I'll have the time to join. Will be interested in seeing what you read, though. 2y
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katcanwrite
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Starting now!

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Peaceful_Reader
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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This looks like a perfect road trip book to listen to as we drive to our campground. #forecastisrain #theatre #wizardofoz

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rubyslippersreads
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Cute middle-grade book about a local theater production of "The Wizard of Oz," but I also found a #duckquote. ?

DuckOfDoom 😊😊 2y
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LiteraryinLititz
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Getting ready for a few days of break and planning which books to read! I think these will be the first 5 up... All colorful YA and MG titles. That's definitely what I'm in the mood for!

ramyasbookshelf I've only read one of the books in the pile. I really enjoyed it! I'm bookmarking the rest :) 3y
Zelma Please Ignore Vera Dietz is fantastic! Not of the light and cute variety but really, really good. 3y
LiteraryinLititz @Zelma Good point. From the description that one is the edgy and suspenseful one of the bunch. Good to have some variety within my YA selections! 3y
That-Bookish-Hiker Love love love Eleanor and Park. 😊 3y
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Qemorio
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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I read 12 books in March. Lots of kids books as I try to be as prepared as possible for Children's Institute this week. Here are the first 6.

Suzze How was Solo? I so loved his others. News of the World is on my shelf waiting for me to choose it. 3y
Qemorio @Suzze I really liked it. It's all written in poem form which I thought would be weird but lends itself well to this story. 3y
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Librarylady
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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I'm trying to read as much as possible over spring break. Just started Short tonight while I was lying in bed with my youngest daughter as she read to herself. If only I didn't need sleep.

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kathyellendavis
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What a fun book! Julia is reluctant to be in a summer theater production of the Wizard of Oz, but once she starts she loves it! She makes friends, but with adults. I loved her voice and the emphasis of adults not related to her in her life. I think lots of kids are friends with adults (neighbors, friends of parents, etc) and this may be the first book that almost centers on those friendships. Packed with universal truths too, and very fun.

2cowsread About halfway. Love the voice. 3y
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kathyellendavis
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Last one. I thought this was a funny thing for a kid to think!

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kathyellendavis
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Love this too!

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Germmagazine
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We spoke to Holly Goldberg Sloan about Short, The Wizard of Oz, other musicals, and more! Read it all here: http://www.germmagazine.com/holly-goldberg-sloan-short-blog-tour-being-short-mus...

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kathyellendavis
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Love the voice in this one. And that last sentence? You and me both, kid.

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xerinxlynnx
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Started Shirt by Holly Goldberg Sloan today, and I am loving it. Julia's is one spunky preteen, and I can't wait to read the rest of her story.

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Readmorelit
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Maybe that's why I'm crying is. The old us is a new us every day, and we have to accept that we will have a beginning and a middle and an end.

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Kaylamburson
Short | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Heading to the pool with my short SHORT bag! Ready for a serious day of sun and reading!

Kaylamburson Just got rained out 😢. I'm soaked!! But I saved my book by wrapping it in my towel! 3y
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