10,000 dresses


Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows… Unfortunately, when Bailey’s awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. “You’re a BOY!” Mother and Father tell Bailey.


10,000 dresses is a story about a transgender child who was born a boy, but identifies as a girl. The overall plot is about how she wakes up from her dreams and goes on to tell her parents about the many dresses that she saw, but evidently every time, they tell her to stop talking about them because she’s a boy. The story is beautifully written and is interesting enough for children to get them thinking.

Edited by: Biblioteka Sarajeva (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Author(s): Ewert, Marcus

Illustrator(s): Ray, Rex

Publisher: Triangle Square

City: New York

Year: 2008

Pages: 32

ISBN: 9781583228500

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Clothes, Identity, LGBTQ+, Relationships, Self-acceptance

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