Author(s): Karen Lynn Williams
When relief workers bring used clothing to a refugee camp in Pakistan, ten-year-old Lina is thrilled when she finds a sandal that fits her foot perfectly - until she sees that another girl has the matching shoe. But soon Lina and Feroza meet and decide that it is better to share the sandals than for each to wear only one. The girls discover the true meaning of friendship and sacrifice. "Four Feet, Two Sandals" honors the experiences of refugee children around the world, whose daily existence is marked by uncertainty and fear. Warm colors and bold brush strokes are the perfect complement to this story of courage and hope.
Karen Lynn Williams has written several books about the plight of children. She has lived in Haiti and Malawi, and now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Khadra Mohammed is the executive director of the Pittsburgh Refugee Centre, and has worked with refugees in the United States and other countries for more than twenty years. Khadra lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.IllustratorDoug Chayka has illustrated several children's books. His work has also appeared in various publications, and has been honoured by the Society of Illustrators.Doug teaches illustration at the Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn, New York.