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Ship of Dolls

Title

Ship of Dolls

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780763670030

Pages

272 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Japanese

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

none

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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