Happy Birthday, Jamela! Hardcover – August 8, 2006
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From School Library Journal
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- Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1st edition (August 8, 2006)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0374328420
- ISBN-13 : 978-0374328429
- Reading age : 4 - 8 years
- Grade level : 1 - 2
- Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.69 x 0.37 x 11.4 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,900,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jamela needs new shoes to go with her new birthday dress.
Well, shoes are expensive, so her mother sensibly nixes the pretty white ones in favor of the black ones suitable for school. Guess who's not happy about that?
Of course, nothing is too much of an obstacle for a kid with a bright idea. She'll just make her school shoes pretty! Now her mother's the unhappy one, right?
Luckily, there's a happy ending - Jamela makes more of her special shoes, sells them at a profit, gives the money to her mom to pay her back for the ruined school shoes, and gets new school shoes for her birthday (she was politely "surprised") and... the not-so-sensible white ones as a *real* surprise.
I can see this happening in my own life, too. It's very true-to-life, I can't recommend it enough.