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New Shoes (Reprint) (Paperback) (Susan Lynn Meyer)

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When her brother's hand-me-down shoes don't fit, it is time for Ella Mae to get new ones. She is ecstatic, but when she and her mother arrive at Mr. Johnson's shoe store, her happiness quickly turns to dejection. Ella Mae is forced to wait when a white customer arrives after her and is served first. Ella Mae is unable even to try on the shoes because of her skin color. Determined to fight back, Ella Mae and her friend Charlotte work tirelessly to collect and restore old shoes, wiping, washing, and polishing them to perfection. The girls then have their very own shoe sale, giving the other African American members of their community a place to buy shoes where they can be treated fairly and "try on all the shoes they want." Set in the South during the time of segregation, this stunning picture book brings the civil rights era to life for contemporary readers.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 1.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Discrimination
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Holiday House
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Susan Lynn Meyer
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2016
TCIN: 50162372
UPC: 9780823435739
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-4437

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