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Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Jan 09, 2018 | 336 Pages
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    Jan 09, 2018 | 336 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    Jan 31, 2017 | 304 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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Praise for Short

New York Times

Short joins other middle-grade novels . . . in celebrating the transcendent power of theater for kids.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Holly Goldberg Sloan is skilled at creating sympathetic and utterly charming young characters, and in Short she succeeds once again. . . . Sloan manages to deftly weave in tough topics like grief and identity with both the same humor and tenderness that made Counting By 7s such a hit.” —Entertainment Weekly

* “Sweet and uplifting. . . . It’s refreshing that Julia doesn’t mind being short and believes she’s ‘little, but big inside.’ Her self-acceptance is inspiring and the joy she experiences in her foray into theater is irresistible.” —Booklist, starred review

“A charming read with an important message that no matter one’s stature, ‘the way we move tells the world who we are.'” —Kirkus

“Very funny. . . . Theater kids and fans of Tim Federle’s ‘Nate’ books will love this.” —School Library Journal

“Sloan again captures the authentic voice of a child dealing with weighty topics, including loss and identity, in a charming and often funny way. . . . A narrative filled with lighthearted and candid moments.” —Publishers Weekly

“A joy to read.”—School Library Connection

“This is . . . a jubilant story about the way a new context can give kids a whole different perspective on life and themselves, and readers feeling stuck in their roles will particularly appreciate the implication.”—BCCB 

“The funny narration is in Julia’s rambling, middle-school voice, which allows readers to experience her emotions and maturation with her. . . . Highly recommended.”—VOYA

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