Julia Song and her good friend Patrick want to win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but they can’t decide on a project. Patrick is excited by the prospect of raising silkworms, but Julia worries the project is too Korean. As the project continues, Julia learns to love the silkworms and to appreciate her Korean heritage. She and Patrick also learn important lessons about friendship, kindness, and perseverance.
Project Mulberry is a simple, but deep coming of age story. The characters are realistic and young readers will relate to their challenges and learning experiences. This is a fun story for kids to read on their own or read and discuss with their families.