The Shirts Off Their Backs

Reader's Digest US|July - August 2020

The Shirts Off Their Backs
MICHAEL TODD WORE the same clothes every day for the first three weeks of school.
Kristen Warfield

When the other kids began to notice that he was wearing the same black pants and blue, teal, and gray long-sleeve shirt day after day, Todd, a freshman at Martin Luther King Jr. College Preparatory High School in Memphis, became the target of taunts and laughter. But there was little Todd could do. His mother simply couldn’t afford to buy him new clothes.

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July - August 2020