William's Doll

by Charlotte Zolotow

On Sale: 05/10/1972

William's Doll

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William's Doll

by Charlotte Zolotow

illustrated by William Pene du Bois

On Sale: 05/10/1972


ALA Notable Children’s Book

New York Times Outstanding Book

School Library Journal Best Book

About the Book

"An excellent book about a boy named William who wants the forbidden—a doll. The long-awaited realistic handling of this theme makes it a landmark book."—School Library Journal

More than anything, William wants a doll. “Don’t be a creep,” says his brother. “Sissy, sissy,” chants the boy next door. Then one day someone really understands William’s wish, and make it easy for others to understand, too. William gets a doll, so he can learn to be a loving parent someday.

Written by beloved author Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by Newbery Medal-winning author and Caldecott Honor Book illustrator William Pène du Bois, William’s Doll was published in 1972 and was one of the first picture books to deal with gender stereotypes. William's Doll has been welcomed by teachers, librarians, and other caregivers as a springboard for discussion about gender roles and intolerance, whether shared one on one or with groups in a classroom or library setting.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060270476
  • ISBN 10: 0060270470
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 05/10/1972
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Peer Pressure
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying

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