A young girl, new to the country and unable to fit in, uses her talent to find common ground with the students in her class. Wanda Petronski wore the same faded, blue dress to school every day. One day when a classmate showed up wearing a bright new dress that was much admired, Wanda said suddenly, "I have a hundred dresses at home." That starts the teasing "game" which Peggy and Maddie play with Wanda. Set in the 1930s, The Hundred Dresses celebrates creativity and perseverance as Wanda's classmates learn about tolerance and acceptance.