10,000 Dresses facts for kids
|Cover artist||Rex Ray|
|Publisher||Seven Stories Press|
|Media type||Print (hardcover)|
10,000 Dresses is a 2008 children's picture book written by Marcus Ewert, illustrated by Rex Ray and published by Seven Stories Press. The book is notable for being one of the first children's books depicting transgender people's experiences.
The story is told from the view point of Bailey, a young transgender girl who dreams of dresses. At first, when Bailey tells her parents that she wants to wear dresses, they become angry, and tell her that she is a boy. Her older brother calls her "gross" and threatens to hurt her. But soon Bailey meets an older woman across the street who seems more accepting about Bailey's love of dresses. The lady explains that although she wants to make dresses with her sewing machine, she does not have any design ideas. Together, Bailey and her new friend create a dress with mirrors on it.
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