|Format:||Print Book 2015.|
|Availability:||Available at 16 Libraries 17 of 17 copies|
But at the shoe store, Ella Mae and her mother have to wait until there are no white customers to serve first. She doesn't get to try anything on, either--her mother traces her feet onto a sheet of paper, and the salesman brings them a pair he thinks will fit.
Disappointed by her treatment, Ella Mae and her cousin Charlotte hatch a plan to help others in their community find better-fitting shoes without humiliation.
Eric Velasquez' realistic oil paintings bring life to this story of a young girl's determination in the face of injustice. The book includes an author's note from Susan Lynn Meyer, discussing the historical context of the story and how the Civil Rights Movement worked to abolish unfair laws like the ones Ella Mae encounters.
A 2016 NAACP Image Award Nominee, and a Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
-- Juvenile fiction.
Segregation -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Shoes -- Juvenile fiction.
Discrimination -- Fiction.
Segregation -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Shoes -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Holiday House,2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm