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10,000 Dresses

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eBook published by Seven Stories Press (Seven Stories Press)

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Finalist, 2008 Lambda Literary Awards

2009 Rainbow List Book

Honor Book, 2010 Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature Award

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. “You shouldn’t be thinking about dresses at all.” Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey’s imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey becomes the girl she always dreamed she’d be!

This gorgeous picture book—a modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside—will delight people of all ages.

“I love this book! If I had read it growing up, I might have felt better about my dress-wearing habit.”—Isaac Mizrahi

“Three cheers for Bailey, whose creativity and artistic vision will inspire readers of all ages to celebrate exactly who they are.”—Leslea Newman, author of Heather Has Two Mommies

“[A] luminous little book”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Probably the most daring book to hit the children’s market since Heather Has Two Mommies”—Foreword Magazine

“Bailey's story and Rex Ray's imaginative illustrations will make this groundbreaking children's book a big hit at home. It's an uplifting, trans-positive book about friendship, dreams, and wonder.”—CURVE Magazine

“Groundbreaking”—Bay Area Parent

“Delightful...This short and lovely book gives young gender-non-conforming children a fantasy world where their dreams do come true.”—Windy City Times


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Finalist, 2008 Lambda Literary Awards

2009 Rainbow List Book

Honor Book, 2010 Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature Award

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. “You shouldn’t be thinking about dresses at all.” Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey’s imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey becomes the girl she always dreamed she’d be!

This gorgeous picture book—a modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside—will delight people of all ages.

“I love this book! If I had read it growing up, I might have felt better about my dress-wearing habit.”—Isaac Mizrahi

“Three cheers for Bailey, whose creativity and artistic vision will inspire readers of all ages to celebrate exactly who they are.”—Leslea Newman, author of Heather Has Two Mommies

“[A] luminous little book”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Probably the most daring book to hit the children’s market since Heather Has Two Mommies”—Foreword Magazine

“Bailey's story and Rex Ray's imaginative illustrations will make this groundbreaking children's book a big hit at home. It's an uplifting, trans-positive book about friendship, dreams, and wonder.”—CURVE Magazine

“Groundbreaking”—Bay Area Parent

“Delightful...This short and lovely book gives young gender-non-conforming children a fantasy world where their dreams do come true.”—Windy City Times


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Published: January 4, 2011
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Imprint: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781583229507
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