We are thrilled to share that at the Youth Media Awards announcements earlier this month, author Shari Green and publisher Pajama Press were awarded the prestigious Schneider Family Book Award’s Middle School division for Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess.
The Schneider Family Book Awards is an initiative of the American Library Association that honors “an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.” Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess won the 2018 Schneider Family Book Award in the Middle School Book category.
Written in flowing free verse, Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess follows deaf sixth-grader Macy as she is helped through difficult life changes by an unexpected friendship with her elderly neighbor Iris. Through the power of shared stories and freshly baked cookies, Macy and Iris support one another as they begin new chapters in their lives, full of hope and promise for the future.
Shari Green is the author of numerous books for middle-grade and YA readers, including Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles and the upcoming Missing Mike. In her non-writing life, Shari works as a practical nurse.
If you haven’t yet had the chance to read Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess, we hope that you take the opportunity to pick up a copy and share this endearing story with a young reader.
Find out more about Pajama Press, Shari Green, and Macy McMillan by clicking here.
This was originally posted on our heritage blog PS We’re Reading on 28 February 2018