My Shoes and I (Hardcover)

By Rene Colato Lainez, Fabricio Vanden Broeck (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590783856, 1pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2010



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.

About the Author

Rene Colato Lainez is the Salvadoran award-winning author of many children's books. In 1985, Rene, his shoes, and his father left El Salvador to come to the United States. Now, Rene lives in Los Angeles,