Dumplin' Summary
Julie Murphy

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

  • Dumplin' Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Dumplin' Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

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.

Lesson Plan

Dumplin' Lesson Plans contain 124 pages of teaching material, including:

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