New Old Shoes by Charlotte Blessing

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Providing a thought-provoking theme that encourages meaningful dialogue about an important topic, this focus on the basic need of footwear shows how a simple object to one is an irreplaceable gem to another. The story is told from the perspective of a pair of shoes as they are lovingly worn by a playful American boy before journeying to the eager feet of children in Africa. With an emphasis on how a pair of shoes is so much more than footwear to those less fortunate, this tale delivers a very important message to children: appreciate all that one has and give as much as possible.

 

About Charlotte Blessing

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Charlotte Blessing won the Paula Danziger Scholarship Award for her story "Ghost Girl." She lives in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Gary R. Phillips is the illustrator of 86 Years: The Legend of the Boston Red Sox. He lives in Green Lane, Pennsylvania.
 
Published September 1, 2009 by Pleasant St. Press. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Told from the point of view of a pair of red sneakers, this tale fleshes out the journeys of the countless shoes that have traveled the globe through the Soles4Souls program.

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