Jacob's New Dress

Jacob's New Dress

Book - 2014
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Jacob, who likes to wear dresses at home, convinces his parents to let him wear a dress to school, too.
Publisher: Chicago : Albert Whitman & Company, 2014.
ISBN: 9780807563731
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Case, Chris 1976-
Hoffman, Ian 1962-


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VaughanPLDianeB Oct 16, 2017

A wonderful book to introduce a unit on respecting differences and challenging traditional gender roles! 'Jacob's New Dress' tackles this topic in a thoughtful and realistic way. I really liked the way Jacob is portrayed as accepting of himself, and the way he's shown to peacefully confront his critic without excluding him or retaliating in any way.

Sep 03, 2014

Fantastic book for a sensitive topic.

JCLJulieT Apr 15, 2014

Definitly a book-with-a-message. Books-with-a-message are usually less effective (and more heavy handed) at conveying said message than books that are just really good stories. This was still a lovely and timely and well handled story. I also appreciated the bit at the end about the authors' real-life gender non-conformist son.

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