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, Ill. : Albert Whitman and Company, 2014.
ISBN: 9780807563731
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages :,color illustrations ;,27 cm


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DBRL_JessicaS Dec 13, 2018

This book is about the identity of a boy and how he chooses to express himself through his love of dresses. It shows the uncertainty of his parents and their attempts to be supportive, despite few role models. The book is warm, wonderfully illustrated, and hits on points that society does have reservations, but is progressing forward. My only concern was that the book didn't have a solid, conclusive ending.

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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