Jamaica hates having to wear her brothers old snow boots. When her best friend Brianna makes fun of them at school, Jamaica hates them even more. She feels lucky when the hole in the boots get bigger, and she gets to go to the store to buy a new pair. She chooses a brand new pair of cowboy looking ones and loves them. When she wears them to school Brianna says they aren't "in". This makes Jamaica sad so she tells Brianna that her boots are ugly. On Monday at school, Jamaica and Brianna talk about their snow boot and why they said hatful things about each others pair of boots. I thought this book was very simply and sweet. I think that every young child could understand and relate to this story. The only little bit of multicultural aspect in this story was the pictures of Jamaica and her family show they are black, and Brianna seems to be of Asian descend. I think this is a great story and made even better by using different colored children as characters, considering most books use white children. It's good to use a variety in the classroom, since you will have all different ethnicities in the classroom. You could have the children draw a picture of a pair of old hand-me-down shoes they once had and then the new pair they got to buy. You could also play a game were the children have to swap shoes and wear them for a while. You should especially talk about hurting peoples feels and how clothes don't make the person.