Ship of Dolls
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.
Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Single parent; grandparents raising grandchild; single mother
grandmother and grandfather
Magnolia Award, 2016, Nominee
South Carolina Children's Book Award, 2016-2017, Nominee
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
dolls; grandparents; Japan; boarding school; homesickness; letter; San Francisco; contest; flapper
Parenteau, Shirley, "Ship of Dolls" (2014). Diverse Families. 761.