Bound To Stay Bound

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 Macy McMillan and the rainbow goddess
 Author: Green, Shari

 Publisher:  Pajama (2017)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 239 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 395798 ISBN: 9781772780338
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Deaf -- Fiction
 Neighbors -- Fiction
 Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
 Mother-daughter relationship -- Fiction
 Novels in verse

Price: $6.50

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 and shares stories that inspire the girl to look at life in new ways.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 189078
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.60
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 70750

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2017 The end of sixth grade is coming with a lot more change than Macy McMillan bargained for. Not only is her mother’s impending marriage saddling their cozy family of two with a new stepdad and two new stepsisters, but it also means Macy must leave her old home behind. Things seem to get worse when Macy’s mom forces her to help Iris, their aging next-door neighbor, pack up her home for her own upcoming move into an assisted-living facility. While Iris struggles with her diagnosis of early dementia, Macy, who is deaf and uses sign language, struggles to communicate with her. As the relationship between this unlikely pair blossoms, will Iris be able to help Macy accept the changes in her life? This touching novel in verse makes clever use of space on each page, not only visually acknowledging Macy’s deafness, but inviting all readers to understand and process language in multiple ways. Green’s story confronts life’s challenges with depth and realism, creating a narrative that is sparse yet impactful, with characters that are bursting with life. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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