William’s Doll

Author: Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator: William Pene Du Bois
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 1972
Genre: Fiction Picture Book
Audience: Gr. Pre-K+

Overview: William wants a doll. Everyone around him gives him many reasons why he should not have one. He gets a basketball and a train but still longs for a doll. Finally his grandmother shows his father the importance that a doll can have, nomatter what the child's gender.

Activity: Openly discuss steroetypes of "girl" things and "boy" things.

Reviewer’s Name: Erin Beskid