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Annie's Plaid Shirt

Title

Annie's Plaid Shirt

Authors

Stacy B. Davids

Illustrator

Rachael Balsaitis

Publisher

Upswing Press

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780692512456

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Annie loves her plaid shirt and wears it everywhere. But one day her mom tells Annie that she must wear a dress to her uncle's wedding. Annie protests, but her mom insists and buys her a fancy new dress anyway. Annie is miserable. She feels weird in dresses. Why can't her mom understand? Then Annie has an idea. But will her mom agree? Annie's Plaid Shirt will inspire readers to be themselves and will touch the hearts of those who love them.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Gender nonconformity; single mother; girls who dress as boys; gender expression

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY), 2016, Finalist, Children's Picture Book (0-5 Years)
INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, 2015, Finalist, Picture Book
Literary Classics International Book Awards, 2016, Winner, Best Illustrator
Next Generation Indie Book Award, 2016, Finalist, Children's Picture Book

Keywords

plaid shirt; dresses; suit; wedding; expectations; being yourself; clothes shopping

Diversity Impact

direct

Annie's Plaid Shirt


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