Ask questions about what they see in the picture of the book. She and Charlotte decide that this just is not fair and want to find a solution. The young girl then comes up with an idea and makes her own shoe store selling all her old shoes and allows everyone to try on the sh, This book is an excellent book that portrays discrimination. Meyer and Velasquez offer a tale that sets two young victims of discrimination on a path of resistance through entrepreneurship. When it was Ella Mae’s turn, she wasn’t able to try on new shoes. This book is splendid for upper primary school as it takes such an everyday back-to-school experience as buying new shoes and overlays the experience of this during segregation. Even though this was her very first pair of brand new shoes, Ella Mae is now sad instead of happy. Job Well Done Susan Lynn Meyer, and illustrator Eric Velasquez! New Shoes by Susan Meyer is a phenomenal book that shows the journey of what two young African American girls go through in just a day. We’d love your help. Ella Mae is in need of some new shoes, but when she and her mother arrive at Mr. Johnson’s shoe store, her happiness quickly turns to dejection. Cute story with a smart use of perspective -- the entire story of a kid growing out of his shoes and buying new ones is told with a first-person POV from the child looking at the shoes. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Please try again. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. After trying on several different ones he picks the ones he wants. When Ella Mae finds out her friend, Charlotte, had the same experience, they decide to open their own used shoe store where every customer is respected and treated fairly. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Getting new shoes is (or at least can be) a pretty big deal when you're a kid (hell, I think it's a bit deal as an adult), so I think this will go over better than some adults seem to be thinking. Ella Mae and her mother are initially ignored at the store in favor of the little girl with yellow hair and he father; Ella Mae watches the other girl try on many pairs of shoes unti. Ella Mae, who normally gets her cousin Charlotte’s hand-me-down shoes, is excited at the prospect of getting brand new shoes from the shoe store because her feet have grown too much to wear Charlotte’s old ones now.
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