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Project Mulberry: A Novel

  Park, Linda Sue


Publisher: Clarion Books
Number of Pages: 225
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Genres:

School story
Friendship

Material Type/Location:

Youth Fiction

Reading Level:

4-5

Awards:

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee
Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

It's hard enough to do a science project, but things get even more complicated when Julia Song and her best friend Patrick decide to make a science project for their "Wiggle Club." Julia's family is the only Korean family in her Illinois town and she doesn't want to raise silkworms, which Patrick thinks would be a great project, because it's not American enough. Also, the only thing silkworms eat are fresh Mulberry leaves. Have you ever tried to find a Mulberry tree in Illinois? Julia is a character that even talks back to the author between the chapters if she doesn't like how the story is developing. Julia learns a great deal about her family and her history through a project that she starts out hating.

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Reviewed by: Louise Barnett on 9/2/2005

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