William’s Doll: Charlotte Zolotow

William’s Doll

Author: Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator: William Pene Du Bois
Publisher: Harper & R0w
Publication Year: 1972
Brief Summary: William really wants a doll to play with and care for, but his father won’t allow it, and he is teased by his brother and his brother’s friend.

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:

  • What’s your favorite toy growing up or now?  Why do you love it?
  • Have you been teased before about something you liked that others didn’t understand?  How did that make you feel?

Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

  • Not sure whether I would use this book with younger kids, having to explain “sissy”, “creep”, etc.

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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