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Audience: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
Wanda Petronski only has one faded blue dress that she wears to school every day. One day, Wanda boasts that she has 100 dresses at home in her closet. After that, Peggy and the other girls tease Wanda about her dresses. Maddie feels bad about the teasing, but does nothing to stop it. After Wanda disappears from school, Maddie regrets standing by while she was treated unkindly. The surprising ending shows that Wanda wasn't making things up, after all. This is a gentle book with a powerful message about kindness and accepting those who are a bit different.
Awards won: Newbery Honor book 1945
Date read: 10/7/2010
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