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Those Shoes

Title

Those Shoes

Authors

Maribeth Boelts

Illustrator

Noah Z. Jones

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780763642846

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

grandmother

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

Diversity Impact

indirect

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