Serendipity's Footsteps by Suzanne NelsonSerendipity's Footsteps by Suzanne Nelson

Serendipity's Footsteps

bySuzanne Nelson

Paperback | January 8, 2019

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A single pair of shoes connects lives across different times and places in an unforgettable journeya story of strength, love, bravery, memory, and the serendipity that binds us all together.
Dalya is the daughter of a cobbler in Berlin, and though she is only fifteen, she knows she will follow in her father’s footsteps. Then, one violent November night, she is forced into a concentration camp, and must leave behind everything she knew and loved . . . including the single, gorgeous pair of shoes she was finally allowed to craft for herself.
Meanwhile, Dalya’s beloved shoes take their own journey to America. When they wind up in a secondhand shop, they enter the lives of Ray and Pinny, two modern-day orphans who couldn’t be more different. Ray is jagged around the edges in every possible way, with music her only escape. Pinny believes in the More of life . . . and she doesn’t want the fact that she has Down syndrome to stop her from living her dreams.
One pair of shoes intertwines these lives in ways as moving as they are memorable.
“Addresses racism, morality, discrimination, and self-esteem, all with exceptional tact and sensitivity. This uplifting story depicts the best and worst in humanity and the true strength of the human spirit.” —School Library Journal
Suzanne Nelson dreamed of being a “riter” since kindergarten, before she was even old enough to spell the word. She’s published several novels for young readers. After spending eight years as a children’s book editor in New York City, she lives with her family in Ridgefield, Connecticut, where she is constantly on the lookout for aband...
Title:Serendipity's FootstepsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 8, 2019Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:038539215X

ISBN - 13:9780385392150