Lena's Shoes Are Nervous

A First-Day-of-School Dilemma

Lena's Shoes Are Nervous

Illustrated by: Juana Medina
For Ages: 4 - 8
In the tradition of School’s First Day of School, debut author Keith Calabrese and Pura Belpré Award winner Juana Medina share a sweet, universal story about a clever little girl whose shoes are nervous about the first day of school.

Today is a big day! Today, Lena starts kindergarten. She is very excited. But there’s just one problem…

Lena’s shoes are nervous.

Lena doesn’t want to miss out on her first day of school, but she can’t go without her favorite shoes! How can she convince them to be brave?
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781534408944 | 
  • July 2018 | 
  • Grades P - 3 | 
  • Lexile ® AD480L
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About the Author

Keith Calabrese
Photograph © Kirsten Nelson

Keith Calabrese

Keith Calabrese lives in Los Angeles with his wife, kids, and a dog who thinks he’s a mountain goat. Lena’s Shoes Are Nervous is his first children’s book.

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