When her brothers hand-me-down shoes dont fit, it is time for Ella Mae to get new ones. She is ecstatic, but when she and her mother arrive at Mr. Johnsons 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. ...

New Shoes 2016, Holiday House

ISBN-13: 9780823435739

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New Shoes 2015, Holiday House

ISBN-13: 9780823425280