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CHILDREN’S LITERATURE TASK 1 LESSON PLAN THEMATIC ANALYSIS LESSON PLANName: Garry AdamsID: 000624727Date: 11/18/2019Course Information: C970 Children’s LiteraturePART A: SELECTED ILLUSTRATED BOOK WITH POSITIVE DIVERSE REPRESENTATION FOR PART B DISCUSSION & PART C LESSON PLANThe book I have selected for this task is, “New Shoes” by Susan Lynn MeyerPART BPart B1-B1a: Positive Diverse RepresentationDiversity in this book is represented positively through the main characters Charlotte and Ella Mae. These two young ladies are faced with the unequal treatment of not being able to try on shoes in the same way as white customers, these two characters show their desire to change the system in a positive light. This is depicted when they take the time to open their own store and let people try on shoes (Meyer, 2015) , the girls are represented as bacons of change. The girls do this in way that is not demeaning to the white characters in the story but in a way thatbrings up the black community represented in “New Shoes”.Students can gain a better perspective about the world from Charlotte and Ella Mae by seeing their struggle as children. These two girls of color were denied the opportunity to try on shoes based solely by their race. The reaction of the girls to rise up and open their store to allow all peoples to experience what it’s like to try on new shoes, allows students to see that the same struggle of not being heard or treated fairly isn’t just something they face as individuals. The struggles the girls have with not being treated equally shows students that people of all races can feel like they are left out and not treated equally. Ella May and Charlotte [see image 1].
Image 1. Charlotte and Ella Mae [Charlotte and Ella Mae allowing customers to try on shoes in their store] From “New Shoes” by Susan Lynn Meyer, 201. Copyright 2015 by Holiday House.
Part B2-B2a: Literary Theme & Literary ElementThe literary theme I would like to discuss is courage in the face of adversity. This is displayed in the book “New Shoes”, when the main characters Charlotte and Ella Mae work to open theirown shoe store. Both girls experienced major adversity in life when they were not allowed to try on shoes at Johnson’s Shoes (Meyer, 2015). The girls saw how white customers were treated, such as being helped before them even if they came into the store after and being allowed to try on shoes to ensure the proper fit. The courage that these two girls showed to change this situation for others was displayed to the reader when the girls would do jobs to buy supplies needed to clean up and restore old shoes back to new. The girls showed that they would not allow what happened to them to dictate how they wanted to be treated, they stoodup against a society by starting their own store and treating all customers the way Johnson’s Shoes treated only white customers.

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