Grades 3 - 7
Grade level Equivalent: 9.2
Lexile® Measure: 1030L
Guided Reading: X
- Historical Fiction
- High School
- Living with Illness and Disabilities
- Fashion and Beauty
- Pride and Self-Esteem
- Objectionable Language
About This Book
Can the right pair of shoes make anyone feel beautiful?
Franny is constantly embarrassed by two things in her life. One is her right foot, which curls in from a birth defect, so she has to wear ugly, heavy orthopedic shoes. And the other is her mother Margaret: beautiful, extravagant, flamboyant — mortifying, in their small Ohio town.
Franny's first school dance is a disaster, so Margaret announces her latest crazy plan: They will travel to Italy to meet Salvatore Ferragamo, who will sculpt a pair of slippers especially for Franny. The idea is outrageous. The trip is expensive.
And the experience changes Franny's life forever.