Featured Favorite Book – Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

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Dumplin'

Willow Dean is a sixteen year old girl living in a small Texas town who loves Dolly Parton and has no problem using the word “fat” to describe herself.  She decides to enter the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Beauty (run by her mother, a former beauty queen) despite the fact that she doesn’t fit the traditional model of beauty contestant.  Her life becomes even more complicated by a romance with her co-worker and struggles with her best friend.  Willow starts to question her self confidence.   But her willingness to be vulnerable and courageous  help her to show herself, her mother and her town who she really is.  This feel-good favorite was recently made into a Netflix movie starring Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald and Odeya Rush.

 

If you love the book and the movie, check out the soundtrack from Dolly Parton featuring Mavis Staples, Elle King, Miranda Lambert and many more artists!

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