Red Shoes

by Karen English (Author) Ebony Glenn (Illustrator)

Red Shoes
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Red shoes glowing--

Perched on a pedestal in the shop window

as if on a throne.

"I want those, Nana," Malika says, as they pass the shop.

"We'll see," Nana says with a wink. "Looks like you could use a new pair."

Malika is delighted when Nana surprises her with a beautiful new pair of red shoes! And with a click-clack-click and a swish, swish, swish, Malika wears her wonderful new shoes everywhere she goes. But one day, the shoes begin to pinch Malika's toes. And alas, they don't let her forget that her feet have grown! Soon Malika and Nana are off to the Rare Finds Resale Shop, where the shoes can be resold -- so somebody else can enjoy them!

Who will be the next to wear the red shoes? Malika wonders.

Then Inna Ziya buys the shoes, and readers follow the shoes all the way across the world to Ghana in Africa, where Amina, another little girl, who has fasted her first time for Ramadan is about to get an amazing gift!

Karen English and Ebony Glenn have crafted a satisfying and heartwarming story about a pair of shoes, two girls, and a connection they share across continents.

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Karen English
Karen Englishfue finalista del Premio Kirkus con su obra It All Comes Down to This y es autora de la serie Nikki & Deja. Es maestra de escuela primaria retirada y vive en Los Ángeles.

Laura Freemanha ilustrado doce libros sobre los niños de la Primaria Carver; Natalie's Hair Was Wild, también escrito por ella, entre muchos otros. Vive en Atlanta. Puedes encontrarla en:
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
September 20, 2020

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