My Shoes and I

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Boyds Mills Press, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
8 Reviews
As Mario and his Papâa travel from El Salvador to the United States to be reunited with Mamâa, Mario's wonderful new shoes help to distract him from the long and difficult journey.

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User Review  - The Book Maven - Goodreads

If you can overlook the fact that this is, at heart, a story of undocumented people crossing into the United States illegally (and this is a statement of fact, not an opinion), you'll see a richly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Rubinoff - Goodreads

This is a beautiful story about a boy who leaves his home of El Salvador. There are life lessons in this book that could be taught within the classroom. It also holds a lot of historical background in a way that would be easy for students to learn. Read full review

About the author (2010)

René Colato Laínez is the Salvadoran award-winning author of many children’s books. In 1985, René, his shoes, and his father left El Salvador to come to the United States. Now, René lives in Los Angeles, California, where he is a teacher.

Fabricio Vanden Broeck
has illustrated a number of books for children. He teaches at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City, where he lives.

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