Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

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Dealing with her mother remarrying a man with twin daughters and her family moving, deaf sixth-grader Macy is told that she must help her elderly neighbor Iris Gillan, who is getting ready to move to a nursing home.

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Sixth grade is coming to an end, and so is life as Macy McMillan knows it. Already a "For Sale" sign mars the front lawn of her beloved house. Soon her mother will upend their perfect little family, adding a stepfather and six-year-old twin stepsisters. To add insult to injury, what is Macy's final sixth grade assignment? A genealogy project. Well, she'll put it off - just like those wedding centerpieces she's supposed to be making.Just when Macy's mother ought to be understanding, she sends Macy next door to help eighty-six-year-old Iris Gillan, who is also getting ready to move?in her case into an assisted living facility. Iris can't pack a single box on her own and, worse, she doesn't know sign language. How is Macy supposed to understand her? But Iris has stories to tell, and she isn?t going to let Macy's deafness stop her. Soon, through notes and books and cookies, a bond grows between them. And this friendship, odd and unexpected, may be just what Macy needs to face the changes in her life.Shari Green, author of Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles, writes this summer story with the lightest touch, spinning Macy out of her old life and into a new one full of warmth and promise for the future.
Deaf sixth-grader Macy struggles with resentment as her mother sells their house and prepares to add a stepfather and twin stepsisters to their family. Helping an elderly neighbor who is also preparing to move turns from a chore to an escape as Iris finds ways to communicate with Macy and shares stories that inspire the girl to look at life in new ways.

Publisher: Toronto : Pajama Press, 2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781772780338
Branch Call Number: J FIC GRE
Characteristics: 234 p. ;,21 cm.


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May 13, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. Macy was such a well-crafted character; totally believable, relatable ... a girl with a good heart who makes a couple of poor choices because of fear/desperate desire to maintain the status quo. Her rapport with Iris was lovely and I loved the way this book highlighted the beauty of intergenerational friendships. A well-written book with wonderful descriptions that jump off the page and a great overall message. Highly recommend. Fair Warning: This book will make you crave freshly baked homemade cookies!

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