Four Feet, Two Sandals
When relief workers bring used clothing to a refugee camp in Pakistan, ten-year-old Lina is thrilled when she finds a sandal that fits her foot perfectly - until she sees that another girl has the matching shoe. But soon Lina and Feroza meet and decide that it is better to share the sandals than for each to wear only one. The girls discover the true meaning of friendship and sacrifice. "Four Feet, Two Sandals" honors the experiences of refugee children around the world, whose daily existence is marked by uncertainty and fear. Warm colors and bold brush strokes are the perfect complement to this story of courage and hope.
Age: 7 - 10 years
Number of Pages: 32 pages
Publisher: Eerdmans; 1 edition (August 1, 2007)
Author: Karen Lynn Williams
Dimensions: 12 x 0.4 x 9 inches
KitaabWorld Book Review: A serious yet hopeful story about two girls living in a refugee camp who each find one of the pair of sandals among the used clothing pile. They decide to share rather than fight over the sandals and this leads to a lifelong friendship. This story is a sensitive introduction to the refugee crisis around the world, and honors the lives, struggles and humanity of refugees despite their desperate situation. (Lesson plan available here)
This book is also part of our MUSLIM KIDS AS HEROES book list.