William Pene du Bois
Harper & Row
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.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Gender nonconformity; single father; gender roles
Redbook Children's Picturebook Award, 1985, Winner
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
stereotypes; anti-bias education; doll; bullying; basketball; train; grandmother; nurturing
Zolotow, Charlotte, "William's Doll" (1972). DIVerse Families. 389.