Jacob's New Dress

Jacob's New Dress

eBook - 2014
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Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don't identify with traditional gender roles.
Publisher: [United States] : Albert Whitman & Company : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781480475328
1480475327
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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.

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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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