This blog is my final project for ELED 405: Books and Materials for Elementary Schools.
Materials posted here include children's literature, professional articles, and online resources all relating to the theme of being an "outsider."
Those Shoes tells the story of Jeremy, a boy who wants the same cool new shoes that all the other kids at school have. He feels like he needs to have these shoes in order to be like the other kids. However, his Grandma explains to him that they only have money for warm winter boots, not the trendy shoes he wants so badly. Jeremy eventually assess the things he is thankful for. This book was chosen because it shows how children of lower socioeconomic status often feel like they stick out from a crowd because of their clothing.
Boelts, M. (2007). Those Shoes. New York: Candlewick.