Ages 5 to 8
Everyone at school has “those” shoes, and Jeremy wants some, too. But his family can’t afford new shoes and new winter boots at the same time. Eventually, his shoes fall apart, and he finds a pair of the cool ones at the thrift store, but they don’t fit. Rather than stuff his feet into them, he passes them on to a friend. Though reluctant to share at first, he comes to appreciate what he has, and that he was able to help someone else.
Social justice issues it addresses: Economic differences; giving; examination of wants versus needs.