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Project Mulberry
Project Mulberry
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Project Mulberry
Clarion Books, 2005
Ages 9 and up

Julia Song and her friend Patrick would love to win a blue ribbon, maybe even two, at the state fair.

They’ve always done projects together, and they work well as a team. This time, though, they’re having trouble coming up with just the right plan. Then Julia’s mother offers a suggestion: They can raise silkworms, as she did when she was a girl in Korea. Patrick thinks it’s a great idea. Of course there are obstacles—for example, where will they get mulberry leaves, the only thing silkworms eat?—but nothing they can’t handle.

Julia isn’t so sure. The club where kids do their projects is all about traditional American stuff, and raising silkworms just doesn’t fit in. Moreover, the author, Ms. Park, seems determined to make Julia’s life as complicated as possible, no matter how hard Julia tries to talk her out of it.

Selected Awards

2005 New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
2005 Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books

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