William Pène Du Bois

William's Doll

December 9, 2018
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Not as good as it probably used to be.

This book was probably great for its time (1972). I think it's a bit outdated in execution, although the message still resonates today. This book was at the beginning of teaching people about the topic, and it deserves some historical credit for that.

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There's nothing wrong with boys wanting dolls.

Bear Party

November 23, 2016
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All koala bears look alike. (“That's racist!”)

What. This is a weird book. It feels like it should have a moral, but it absolutely does not. There's no way I can get a moral out of this, but it feels like it's moralizing about something. Maybe it's just a moral I can't see.

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Message: 

Parties are awesome?

Lion

September 22, 2016
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Quick review.

Review: 

Weird book about the angels who invent animals and the invention of the lion and mistakes therein.

Message: 

None.