The Revealers sequel is getting young readers thinking — and talking — about their choices, and their voices, in a connected world.
Since its publication in 2012, True Shoes has been read and discussed by middle schools in over 20 U.S. states — even in Cape Town, South Africa.
Developed out of thousands of conversations and interactions with middle schoolers through Doug Wilhelm’s school visits with The Revealers, True Shoes is a powerfully engaging novel, with a lively diversity of characters, that brings to life the intense range of choices — and consequences — that young people face in today’s networked world.
Click on the True Shoes tab above for more — including Novel Connections, the free, standards-linked curriculum package for using the book in middle-school classrooms, with selected additional resources, to explore online choice-making in creative and powerful ways.
“The story is so lovingly crafted that it captured my imagination.”
Margaret Herb, Project Challenge teacher — Ritenour Middle School, St. Louis
“It is excellent to the highest power. I liked it even more than The Revealers.”
Nancy Donofrio, language arts teacher —Birchland Park Middle School, East Longmeadow, MA
“True Shoes is TREMENDOUS! I can do a lesson based around the characters of the story, giving students a chance to interact without ‘revealing their own stuff.’ Marvelous.”
Lynne Ellis, guidance counselor — Litchfield (NH) Middle School