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10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert
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Mar 25, 2009

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Next year we can pair this with "And Tango Makes Three" on our banned books display! Bailey is a boy who dreams about amazing, beautiful dresses but his mom, dad, and brother tell her (Bailey is called "she" throughout the text) that "You're a boy. Boys don't wear dresses!" Luckily Bailey meets an older neighbor girl who is more understanding. I know this is an issue that comes up for parents; one of the nannies who brings a 3 year old boy to story time told me his dad wouldn't let him dress up as a butterfly for Halloween since that was a "girl's costume". But this goes beyond a boy who wants to wear dresses: Bailey identifies as a girl. I think this will be a great find for some families, and cause confusion for other's who stumble upon this on the picture book shelves.

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