Nettey Loves Shoeboxes
by Annette Gonzalez DeLisle
This sweet story is about a resourceful child who makes the lives of others happy by keeping memories in shoeboxes. Nettey finds ways to decorate shoeboxes she collects so she can give them away to those who are sick or unhappy.
When Nettey’s grandmother becomes ill, Nettey helps her mother through her sadness by presenting a special shoebox to her. The story demonstrates how a child can positively impact the lives of others, especially someone in their own family.
The beautiful illustrations capture the essence of the beauty within Nettey, the child heroine. Nettey is a role model not only for children but also for all of us. Her unselfish actions speak louder than words.