Newbery Medal-winning author Linda Sue Park's Project Mulberry follows Julia Song, a Korean girl doing a silkworm project. Unenthused at first, she eventually comes to love the silkworms and kind Mr. Dixon, who provides Julia with the mulberry leaves the silkworms eat. Julia's mom seems to have a problem with Mr. Dixon, though. Is it because of his different culture-and skin color? "The unforgettable family and friendship story, the quiet, almost unspoken racism, and the excitement of the science make this a great cross-curriculum title." -Booklist, starred review
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by Linda Sue Park
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"Julia Song, who has recently moved to Plainfield, Illinois, is slowly finding her way in her new life as she also discovers the ways that she is like and different from her Korean parents. Mina Kim brings a refreshing voice to Julia, whose teen angst is exacerbated by her concerns about being stereotyped as a Korean. Kim's tones mirror the contrasts of the bubbly child and the moody teen, the forced brightness of her smile and the uncertainty of her inner voice, the kindness she shows to Mr. Dixon and the impatience she has toward her younger brother. Further, Julia's conversations with author Park between the story chapters, telling the story of the story, are always right. They're delivered in the tones and petulant voice of a teenager who wants life, and her story, to go her way. W.L.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"
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