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Ship of Dolls

Title

Ship of Dolls

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Pages

272 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780763670030

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Single parent; grandparents raising grandchild; single mother

Annotation

In 1927 Japan, after disobeying her parents, eleven-year-old Chiyo is sent to an exclusive boarding school where she feels lonely and homesick until the Friendship Doll exchange with America piques her interest, but a bully stands in her way.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Japanese

Awards

Choices, 2015; Magnolia Award, 2016, Nominee; South Carolina Children's Book Award, 2016-2017, Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

dolls; family life; grandparents; Japan; boarding school; homesickness

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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