Ten Thousand Dresses, by Marcus Ewert


I don't love the blocky illustrations in this book, but it’s a solid story about a little girl named Bailey who dreams of all the amazing dresses she’s not allowed to wear because everyone else thinks she’s a boy. I actually really appreciate that the story is told so clearly from her perspective--she’s not “a boy who thinks she’s a girl” or “a transgender child” or any of that. She’s a girl, and it really sucks that no one except the teenage girl she befriends at the end believes her. Sad in some ways, uplifting in others. Preschool and up.