About the Book-William’s Doll by Charlotte Zolotow
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 makes it easy for others to understand, too.
What this book teaches-Gender Identity/Roles
My review of the book:
William’s Doll is a lovely story about a little boy whose dad wants him to play with a ball, whose dad wants him to do sports. But all William wants to do is play with his doll. He wants to rock his doll and hug his doll and kiss his doll and love on his doll. Why? Because he’s practicing being a father. It’s a story about gender stereotypes and the importance of modeling certain character traits that we want to instill in our children, especially love and parenting.
More lesson ideas:
The Importance of Dramatic Play
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