The Boy in the Dress
Dennis' life is boring and lonely. His mother left two years ago, his truck driver father is depressed, his brother is a bully and, worst of all, "no hugging" is one of their household rules. But one thing Dennis does have is soccer--he's the leading scorer on his team. Oh, and did we mention his secret passion for fashion?
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gender noncomformity; boys who dress like girls; transvestism
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books,2009 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Thickskinned, Thinskinned, The Skin I m In: Books about Bullying, Teasing, Relational Aggression and School Violence,2013 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Choices,2010 Cooperative Children's Book Center
Rainbow List,2010 American Library Association
Roald Dahl Funny Prize, 2009 Shortlist United Kingdom
New Horizons Book Award, 2010 Shortlist United Kingdom
Stonewall Book Award, 2011 Honor Book United States
depression; soccer; parent abandonment
Walliams, David, "The Boy in the Dress" (2008). DIVerse Families. 392.