MCCALL HOYLE Release Party and Educator Appreciation Night

Join Read It Again Bookstore and author McCall Hoyle on March 16th for a Book Release and Educator Appreciation Party!


From the author of Stella--nominated for fourteen Best Book of the Year state awards--this heartwarming story is about a street dog named Millie and a young girl who are both dealing with abandonment issues and must give trust and belonging a second chance.

Millie is a feisty border terrier who lives on the streets and has a keen sense for finding scraps of food, usually in the shadows or the cover of darkness. She protects herself with a shield of what is perceived by many as aggression--barking and snarling--when in reality, Millie is just plain scared.

Turned over to animal control after a recent run-in with the dogcatcher, Millie is rescued by a special education teacher who also rehabilitates and rehomes dogs. It's a win-win. Together, the dogs and her students learn emotional resilience, anger management, and other coping skills.

When one of the students, a struggling reader named Tori, shows a natural gift for dog training and working with fearful dogs, Millie is temporarily placed in her care. Tori may be young, but she knows a thing or two about anger, fear, and abandonment after her mother could no longer care for her and she was placed in kinship care with her grandfather. Millie wonders if she's finally found her person and begins to let down her emotional guard. But when trust and belonging are challenged, Millie reverts to old habits--fleeing, hiding, and growling. Will she end up back on the streets? Or can Millie and Tori embrace their training, trust in each other, and find a forever home together?

Mille is an empathy-building novel for young readers who love dogs and is a tender portrayal of the importance of emotional safety and what it means to truly belong.

McCall Hoyle

McCall Hoyle lives in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her husband, children, and an odd assortment of pets. She is a middle school teacher and librarian. When she's not reading, writing, or teaching, she's probably playing with or training one of many dogs. You can learn more about her at

Calling all Educators!
Read It Again has always felt a special connection with educators. 
We want to say thank you for all your hard work! Join us for Educator Appreciation Night at Read It Again Bookstore!  March 16 from 2 to 5 pm. Please bring your school ID.

  • 20% off the entire store JUST FOR EDUCATORS!
  • One glass of FREE WINE
  • Spend $10 and get a free ARC! ARCs are books the publisher gives us to review. We can't sell them, but we can give them to you!
  • Half off all used books for the classroom!
  • Gumball Giveaway!

Event date: 

Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Event address: 

3630 peachtree pky
suite 314
Suwanee, GA 30024
Millie By McCall Hoyle, Kevin Keele (Illustrator) Cover Image
By McCall Hoyle, Kevin Keele (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781639932337
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Shadow Mountain - March 5th, 2024

Stella By McCall Hoyle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639930555
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Shadow Mountain - September 6th, 2022

Just Gus By McCall Hoyle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639930937
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Shadow Mountain - April 4th, 2023