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Four Feet Two Sandals is the perfect book to read when learning about new families moving to our country
Four Feet, Two Sandals
By Karen Lynn Williams & Khadra Mohammed
Illustrated by Dough Chayka
(Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2007)
Lina and Feroza met at a refugee camp after traveling to escape war torn countries.
One day, while gathering clothing from a relief truck, two girls secure one sandal from the same pair. Eventually the girls decide to take turns wearing both sandals and they become good friends.
Everyone at the camp is waiting for a new home. Life goes on as they wait. Finally, the day came when Lina’s family reads their names on the list of those who get to travel to America.
What to do with the sandals? The friends figure it out in time to say good-bye.
Four Feet, Two Sandals is a story about current events. This picture book tackles a difficult subject in a realisic yet simple way. Almost everyone has heard about refugees, wars, and relief work. Read this book to help children discuss the challenges and transitions that some families face.
Donate Outgrown Clothing
Many families in America, both newly arrived and those who have lived here for a long time, need help. You can help by giving clothes to agencies that help families.
1. Ask mom or dad to help you go through your clothes. Put everything that doesn’t fit anymore in a box or bag. Shoes, coats, pants, shorts, shirts, dresses, and other items are all needed.
2. Help mom or dad find a nearby organization that collects clothes for families in need.
3. If you can, go with your parent to deliver the clothes. If you can’t go, I’m sure they will tell you how the clothes will help other boys and girls.
Way to go! You just helped families that need our help.
I always have a bag or box ready to go. As I find clothes I can’t wear anymore, I place them in the bag. When the bag is full, I donate it to a place that helps others.
I’d love to hear where you gave your outgrown clothes!