Available for purchase now!
I’m thrilled to share with you the release of Shari Green’s MACY McMILLAN AND THE RAINBOW GODDESS. Go to the end of the post to find out how to enter the giveaway. But first, here’s a little something about the book …
MACY McMILLAN AND THE RAINBOW GODDESS, by Shari Green, is a middle grade novel in verse, out in the U.S. today from Pajama Press.
About the book:
Olivia has been Macy McMillan’s best friend ever since Macy transferred to Hamilton Elementary from Braeside School for the Deaf. But then their sixth grade teacher assigned that embarrassing family tree project, and Olivia made a joke about Macy’s father, and now neither girl is speaking—or signing—to the other.
It couldn’t have happened at a worse time. With her mother getting married and an ugly For Sale sign jammed into their yard, Macy could really use a best friend right now. But it seems the only person who has time for her these days is Iris Gillan from next door. And it’s not like a crabby, old woman who doesn’t even know sign language is going to be any comfort. Right?
MACY McMILLAN AND THE RAINBOW GODDESS is a Junior Library Guild 2017 selection.
“The verse trails down the pages in narrow bands leaving plenty of white space. Even characters that are barely sketched emerge fully realized through the spare yet poignant narrative….Macy’s life lessons are realistic and illuminating; that she is deaf adds yet another dimension to an already powerful tale..”—Kirkus
“Told as a verse-novel, in a light yet poignant style … there is much to admire here including a clear plot line, rich character development, and sudden, incisive humour … Highly recommended.”—CM Magazine
“…heartwarming and heartbreaking all at once … a welcome addition to every school library and school curriculum.” —Wendy McLeod MacKnight, author
About the author …
Shari Green lives on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. MACY McMILLAN AND THE RAINBOW GODDESS is her second novel for children. Her first, ROOT BEER CANDY AND OTHER MIRACLES, is a 2017 Crystal Kite finalist and a Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award nominee. Visit Shari online at www.sharigreen.com.
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Do you have a special story about your sixth grade friend? Ever had a fight and not speak to him or her for a long period of time? We’d love to hear your story!