More than anything, William wants a doll. ÒDonÕt be a creep,Ó says his brother. ÒSissy, sissy,Ó chants the boy next door. Then one day someone really understands WilliamÕs 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 Pne du Bois, WilliamÕs 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.