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Lucky

by Rachel Vail

Lucky by Rachel Vail
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2008, 240 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2009, 256 pages

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Jo Perry

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Donating Dresses
Lucky's cover features a lime-green dream dress that Phoebe plans to wear to her over-the-top 8th grade graduation party. That beautiful dress, the way it makes Phoebe feel when she tries it on, and the way it makes her feel when she realizes that her parents can no longer afford to buy it for her, embodies Phoebe's expectations and disappointments throughout the novel.

Many organizations work to make sure that every girl, no matter her economic situation, can feel beautiful in her own dream dress at the prom, dance or graduation party. These groups collect and distribute gently worn, clean and stylish prom, bridesmaid, and party dresses. Here's a list of some of these groups in the U.S. and Canada:

For more websites or information on starting your own project visit The Glass Slipper Project.

Article by Jo Perry

This article was originally published in August 2008, and has been updated for the April 2009 paperback release. Click here to go to this issue.

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