Julia is very short for her age and this is the summer she gets cast as a munchkin in a production of The Wizard of Oz. She hasn’t ever thought of herself as a performer, but as Julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Olive – an adult with dwarfism who doesn’t let her size define her – and with a deeply artistic neighbor named Mrs. Chang, she finds that she may not be as tall as everyone else, but she more than deserves to hold her head high.
…is very short for her age. Her dog Ramon has died and she misses him. She gets cast in a play.
…is Julia’s brother. He’s two years younger than Julia, but the same size. He loves to sing. He’s also in the play.
…is the theater director of the play THE WIZARD OF OZ.He is in his seventies and has had a life working in the theater.
…is an adult with dwarfism, which means she is small and gets a part as a Munchkin in the play with Julia and Randy.
…is a neighbor who encourages Julia. She can sew and paint and was once a dancer.