At fourteen, Carol is overjoyed when she receives her first pair of high
heels, but devastated when she discovers herself at the gates of heaven -
barefoot and perplexed. Determined to repossess her newly acquired symbol of womanhood, Carol journeys through a life and an afterlife with humor and courage. Inspired by the tragic 1963 Birmingham church bombing in which four young black girls were killed, Shoes explores the clash between faith and monumental doubt, forcing us to question the puzzle of our own existence, while examining the impact of one child's existence far beyond her own community.