Mar 1, 2013

Saddle Shoe Blues

by Carroll Hofeling Morris

Someone gave me this book when I was young. It's the story of a girl growing up in the 50's. She struggles with a reading disability and slong with her mother befriends an impoverished family in her neighborhood. Not much more than that stands out for me, after all these years. I recall an incident with the shoes- she had special shoes just for sundays that she was supposed to keep clean, or something. I also recall the girl having a conversation with a sympathetic uncle who discovered why she was struggling with reading (I think she'd been hiding the issue) and helped her with it. Has anyone else read this book?

Rating: 3/5 ........ 167 pages, 1987

2 comments:

Trish said...

It looks familiar but I don't have any books like this from my childhood anymore (just the picture books--not sure why). I'm betting I read it--is it an LDS book?

Jeane said...

Yes, it is. I don't have my copy anymore either. Or I left it at my mother's house.