The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. At the center of this story is Wanda Petronski who tells classmates that she has a hundred dresses of all varieties in her closet at home. But she always wears the same worn dress to school every day. This book explores the hurt that comes from thoughtless words, and offers a painful, but heart-warming lesson in forgiveness.
Perfect for grades 3-6, this book addresses friendship, peer pressure, regret, and courage.