Milly and the Macy's Parade

Title

Milly and the Macy's Parade

Authors

Shana Corey

Illustrator

Brett Helquist

Publisher

Scholastic Inc

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780439297547

Pages

40 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

It's 1924 and the holidays are approaching. Milly lives in NYC with her Polish family and frolics daily in holiday displays at the Macy's store under the watchful eye of Mr. Macy. But Milly's family misses their homeland and traditions. In an effort to cheer people up, Milly convinces Mr. Macy to combine old country traditions with new American heritage in a celebration for all to enjoy. Everyone agrees that the resulting parade will become a wonderful new tradition. This heartwarming story beautifully captures the creation of a uniquely American event.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Lexile Measure

AD630L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Language barrier; Multicultural; Immigrants and refugees; communication barrier; multicultural community; immigrant family; immigrant children; immigrant parents

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White (Polish)

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

holidays; celebration; homesickness; elephants; melting pot; Poland; New York; tradition; friendship; parade; Macy's Parade; Macy's department store; Christmas

Diversity Impact

indirect

Milly and the Macy's Parade

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