My Favorite Shoes (Paperback)
"My favorite shoes on Sunday are Monique's church shoes. Black and glossy with a bright, shiny buckle. They show off her polka dot socks.
Monique must be special."
"But what about me?" a child wonders when they feel different from their peers. For kids in Foster Care, feeling different, lesser, and un-special can be a daily struggle.
My Favorite Shoes is the story of a young girl in foster care struggling with her own self worth, until she finds herself in a home that makes her feel valued and loved, just like everyone of her peers.
Introduce your young reader to different life experiences and family situations, expand their horizons and support children in need all with one good book. Our world is made up of people of all kinds- races, religions, and backgrounds. Introducing children to those differences from an early age is an important part of raising informed, compassionate citizens who can work together to make the world better.
Shoes are a big part of our everyday lives, and something we often take for granted. While many people donate toys and blankets to those in need, things like shoes can often go overlooked, leaving kids with donations of secondhand, scuffed up shoes that are too small and too worn to do them any good. Author Coral Hayward saw this first hand through her work with Foster Care, including her adopted siblings.
That's why she wrote My Favorite Shoes, to shine a light on a life experience not often put front and center, and to help kids get shoes. 10% of sales proceeds of My Favorite Shoes are donated to get new shoes to kids in foster care, because every kid deserves to feel special and loved.