DIVerse Families
 
Those Shoes

Title

Those Shoes

Authors

Maribeth Boelts

Illustrator

Noah Z. Jones

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Pages

40 pages

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780763642846

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Kinship care; Poverty; grandparent raising child; financial hardship

Annotation

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're the wrong size.

Grade Level

K-3

Family Formation

grandmother

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Awards

Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 2007; Choices, 2008; Reading to Understand: Children's Books to Use with Comprehension Strategies, 2010; School Stories: Selected K-12 Literature about the School Experience, 2014; Thickskinned, Thinskinned, The Skin I'm In: Books about Bullying, Teasing, Relational Aggression and School Violence, 2013; Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award, 2011-2012; Nominee; Young Hoosier Book Award, 2010-2011; Nominee

Keywords

shoes; grandmothers; generosity

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Those Shoes

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