Red Dancing Shoes by Denise Lewis Patrick, James E. Ransome
"A little African-American girl loves her new shoes so much that she is compelled to dance through her neighborhood, showing them off to her friends and family. When she trips and gets the shoes dirty, she thinks they are ruined, but her favorite aunt restores their 'magic.'...An emotionally convincing slice of life."Horn Book.
Denise Lewis Patrick has written more than twenty books for children. Before writing full-time, she worked in publishing as a staff writer and editor. Denise has been telling stories since she was eight years old. She remembers, as a child, binding her hand-written manuscripts with a needle and thread to create her very own books.
Ms. Patrick lives on Staten Island with her husband and their four sons. This is her first book for middle-grade readers.