~School Library Journal
BronzeWord Latino Virtual Book Tours Presents MY SHOES AND I by René Colato Laínez
K – Grade 3 — In this story of an arduous journey, Mario and his father leave their home and friends in El Salvador for a reunion in the United States with Mamá... They cross deserts, mountains, and rivers—and three borders. Mario’s shoes become soiled, torn, and water-logged, but with each setback, he croons a lullaby: “Sana, sana, colita de rana” and reassures himself that everything will be okay...This inspiring tale soars with real emotions, even as it celebrates the resiliency of children. Vanden Broeck’s color-drenched illustrations on weathered backgrounds add immediacy and detail. This moving, heartfelt tale of courage and perseverance will be embraced by a wide audience of readers, young and old.
~Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA
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