Finalist, 2008 Lambda Literary Awards
2009 Rainbow List Book
Honor Book, 2010 Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature Award
Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows
Unfortunately, when Bailey’s awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary: You’re a BOY!” Mother and Father tell Bailey. You shouldn’t be thinking about dresses at all.” Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey’s imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey becomes the girl she always dreamed she’d be!
This gorgeous picture booka modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are insidewill delight people of all ages.
I love this book! If I had read it growing up, I might have felt better about my dress-wearing habit.”Isaac Mizrahi
Three cheers for Bailey, whose creativity and artistic vision will inspire readers of all ages to celebrate exactly who they are.”Leslea Newman, author of Heather Has Two Mommies
[A] luminous little book”San Francisco Chronicle
Probably the most daring book to hit the children’s market since Heather Has Two Mommies”Foreword Magazine
Bailey's story and Rex Ray's imaginative illustrations will make this groundbreaking children's book a big hit at home. It's an uplifting, trans-positive book about friendship, dreams, and wonder.”CURVE Magazine
Groundbreaking”Bay Area Parent
Delightful...This short and lovely book gives young gender-non-conforming children a fantasy world where their dreams do come true.”Windy City Times