War and Millie McGonigle #6

Millie forms a close friendship with Rosie, a girl who has just moved into the neighborhood. Rosie is three years older than Millie. Theyre interested in very different things and yet theyre still friends. Did you have a Rosie in your life? What did you want this friendship to do for the story?

I was pretty much a loner growing up. We moved to LA when I was ten so all my friends were left behind. I was sent to a school many miles away from home and most of my schoolmates. I like to read, imagine, dream, and put on plays in the garage. There was not a Rosie in my young life. I would have loved a friend like that. I wanted Millie and Rosie’s friendship to open Millie’s eyes to a different way of looking at the world, filled with hope, trust, confidence, and fun.

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War and Millie McGonigleWar and Millie McGonigle, written by Karen Cushman and published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, is available on April 6, 2021, from your favorite bookseller and your closest library. 

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