Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of "The Wizard of Oz," she ll realize how big she is inside, where it counts. She hasn t 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 Olive one of the adults with dwarfism who ve joined the production s motley crew of Munchkins and with her deeply artistic neighbor, Mrs. Chang, Julia s own sense of self as an artist grows. Soon, she doesn t want to fade into the background and it s 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."