My Shoes And I

My Shoes And I

Book - 2010/02
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A timely and inspiring story. Mario is leaving his home in El Salvador. With his father by his side, he is going north to join his mother, who lives in the United States. She has sent Mario a new pair of shoes. He will need good shoes because the journey north will be long and hard. He and his father will cross the borders of three countries. They will walk for miles, ride buses, climb mountains, and cross a river. Mario has faith in his shoes. He believes they will take him anywhere. On this day, they will take him to the United States, where his family will be reunited.
Publisher: Raincoast Books 2010/02
ISBN: 9781590783856
1590783859
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER

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mmcbeth29
May 28, 2015

SUMMARY: Mario's mama lives in the United States. He lives in El Salvador. She sends him a new pair of shoes for the journey he and his father will make to the U.S. They cross 3 countries by bus and by foot. All the while his shoes hold strong until they can cross the finish line together.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The painting style of the artist makes each page look like a mural on a wall with a slightly washed out look. They are nicely detailed.

THE GOOD: The author uses lyrical and descriptive prose that gives you a feel for the long journey. The wear on the shoes also shows you how hard the journey was.
THE NOT AS GOOD: First, I was quite uncomfortable that this picture book for children was detailing an illegal border crossing into the U.S. Yes, father and son took a long hard journey to reunite with the mother, but what they did was wrong and I would have a very hard time explaining to a child why it is okay in a picture book, but not in real life. Also, there was quite an emphasis on the shoes. This type of metaphor may go over the heads of many children.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Advertized for ages 7-9

miguelloza1230 Jul 11, 2012

hi i love to read this book but you must read this book for babys

flash2121 Jul 11, 2012

the book is very emotional for me, my friend had the same situation, i love the book...

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