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Those Shoes

Written by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones
Published by Turtleback Books
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Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.

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Those Shoes has a great lesson about sharing, even when we have very little ourselves. Jeremy lives with his grandma and they don’t have a lot of money for extra things, even though Jeremy really wants a special pair of shoes. Eventually, Jeremy finds the shoes he wants at a thrift shop and purchases them even though they are a bit too small. Later, he notices that Antonio, another boy at school, has shoes that are held together with tape. What Jeremy decides to do next is a great example of kindness and empathy. The message isn’t at all subtle, but it’s valuable and a great opportunity to talk with young readers about having an outward-looking perspective.

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Publication Date:
January 1, 2009