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Julie Black Belt
"Practice makes perfect. That's what Julie learns in her beginning kung fu class along with lessons about dedication and determination...a high-action story that encourages deep reflection despite the action movie look."
- San Francisco Chronicle
"The exuberant digital illustrations show Julie's journey from enthusiastic beginner to struggling novice to poised and confident student who earns her yellow belt... youngsters interested in the sport will be thrilled to follow Julie's adventures. Other readers may also learn something from Julie's determination to meet her goals."
- School Library Journal
"Evocative of graphic novels, the illustrations will catch readers' attention...Many of the illustrations are mid-action sequences that will give readers the impression that they are watching a movie instead of reading a book with static pictures."
- CM magazine
"I recommend this book. The characters' constant state of motion adds excitement to the story. The kung fu classes are filled with male and female racially diverse students, and their cartoon-like appearance will appeal to children. When children read Julie's story they will understand how important and beneficial it can be to keep going despite difficulties. Julie's tireless effort and enthusiastic attitude create a positive ending to this story."
- Resource Links
"Julie wonders what her big screen idol would do...Find out through Charlene Chua's lively illustrations in this engaging and empowering read."
- Audrey Magazine
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