10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert, illustrated by Rex Ray

Over a year ago, on my old blog, I posted a series about picture books that deal with bullying in one form or another. Those posts will be appearing on this blog as part of my “Looking Back and Moving Forward” archival re-posts. However, I wanted to focus on one of the books I mention in the series in more detail, looking at more than bullying in my consideration of it. The topic of this book may make some people uncomfortable. In my own life, I have often noticed that it is the things which make me uncomfortable that indicate areas in which I need to grow. The elements of this book which make one person uncomfortable may be for another person a powerful affirmation of self-worth.