Read Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess Online Free - 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 little family, adding an unwelcome stepfather and pesky 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 sympathetic, she sends her 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 move 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 friendship grows. 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 free verse with the lightest touch, spinning Macy out of her old story and into a new one full of warmth and promise for the future.
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May 11, 2017
Perfect middle grade free verse! I am so excited to share this with my elementary and middle school students, as I am always talking up free verse, but can't find enough excellent examples to share with them. Macy's story is heartwarming and thought-provoking, and her relationship with her elderl...
March 23, 2017
First things first: Shari Green is a fantastic writer. The way the words and images roll through the story are inspiring. And this story, about a young deaf girl whose life is changing thanks to her mother's decision to marry, is heartwarming and heartbreaking all at once. But the real gem here i...
November 15, 2017
I read an early version of this story and it fully lives up to the magic, tenderness, and love of Green's first verse novel. Heartwarming and lovely. It's everything classic middle grade should be.
April 12, 2017
I feel really badly about rating this only three stars, especially since it is trending not only four stars, but five as well. And it isn't because the book isn't well written, it is, although in a weird, way, with almost blank verse like sentences, lower case, no punctuation. It took a little to...
January 24, 2017
This is a lovely story. The main character is mainly dealing with the uncertainty of her mother's upcoming wedding and her stepfather and stepsisters. This will be relatable to so many young readers. She's also dealing with familiar friend problems and other issues of self-identity. I loved the w...
November 11, 2017
I read this book as part of my quest to write scathing reviews of all the other 2018 Silver Birch Nominees and win the award. A teacher once taught me to put other's candles out to make mine shine brighter... or something like that... I wasn't really listening.
So here it is, my list of things I h...
March 29, 2017
Review here: https://heathertruett.wordpress.com/2...
August 30, 2017
First sentence: Our house on Pemberton Street with the red front door wildflower garden out back window seat just right for reading has a For Sale sign jammed in the front lawn. It's the ugliest thing I've ever seen.
Premise/plot: Macy McMillan is the heroine of Shari Green's new free verse novel...
August 11, 2017
Macy McMillan is a lovely little girl, who is deaf. She faces some tough life-changing challenges in her very near future. She loves her home but it has a huge For Sale Sign on the front lawn due to the fact that her mom is getting re-married. They will be moving out to live with a brand new step...
October 26, 2017
Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
It is nearing the end of the 6th grade school year and Macy McMillan is facing a lot of changes in her life. Her mom is getting married to a man with twin girls, and her house, the only home she’s rea...