Click for a larger image of New Shoes

New Shoes
by Susan Meyer

Publication Date:
List Price: $16.95
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Children’s
ISBN13: 9780823425280
Imprint: Holiday House
Publisher: Holiday House
Parent Company: Holiday House, Inc.
Borrow from Library

Book Description:Set in the South during the time of segregation, this lushly illustrated picture book brings the civil rights era to life for contemporary readers as two young girls find an inventive way to foil Jim Crow laws. 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 unable 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.""

book cover New Shoes by Susan MeyerMore books like New Shoes may be found by selecting the categories below:


Tell us what do you think about New Shoes.


Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.