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William's Doll

Title

William's Doll

Illustrator

William Pene du Bois

Publisher

Harper & Row

Publication Year

1972

ISBN

9780060270483

Pages

30 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

More than anything, William wants a doll. He enjoys the other toys his father gives him, like a basketball and a train set, but he still wants a doll. William's grandmother is the only one who really understands his wish.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

840L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Gender nonconformity; single father; gender roles

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

Awards

Redbook Children's Picturebook Award, 1985, Winner
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006

Keywords

stereotypes; anti-bias education; doll; bullying; basketball; train; grandmother; nurturing

Diversity Impact

direct

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