Dumplin' Summary
Julie Murphy

Everything you need to understand or teach Dumplin' by Julie Murphy.

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Dumplin' Overview

Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ is a current day novel set in tiny Clover City, Texas, home of the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant. Overweight Willowdean “Dumplin’” Dickson goes from chubby yet confident 16-year old girl overshadowed by her pageant-winning mother to an emblem of body positivity in this coming of age, feminist-thinking narrative. Willowdean and her friends navigate their turbulent junior year as Dumplin’ tackles themes such as loss, sexuality, and making peace with who you are.

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