The Hundred Dresses

Bullying Awareness & Prevention
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Eleanor Estes
Illustrator(s):
Louis Slobodkin
Age Group:
6-10
Publisher:
Voyager Books
ISBN:
978-0156423502
Year:
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture

Wanda Petronski is a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn’t and bullies her mercilessly. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it’s too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wanda’s classmates, ultimately decides that she is "never going to stand by and say nothing again."

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