I selected The Hundred Dresses to read in December because of the Dressember movement. It is a classic title that I had yet to read. I figured since I am wearing dresses all month, why not read stories about dresses, too.
This quick tale has power.
Yes, it was originally written in 1944, but it is relevant today as it was back in the day. An outsider in the classroom gets teased and then the family moves away. One classmate takes this to heart and decides to make a different. They won't stand on the sidelines again.
The Hundred Dresses is a perfect read for Dressember. Dressember is about taking a stand and helping others. It's about supporting artists that lift others up. It's a movement to end bullying, to end human trafficking, to end slavery.
It is some times the smallest tales that have the greatest impact.
I hope you've had a chance to read this story. If you haven't yet, I would highly recommend enjoying it this season.
Christina Moore narrates The Hundred Dresses. I previously heard her narrated Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr a few years ago. Her style reminds of an elementary teacher reading a book to her class.
Reviewed from a library copy.
Audio Book Details...
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Read by Christina Moore
Produced by Recorded Books, LLC
Number of Discs: 1
Total Time: 54 minutes
Release Date: 1998