Ezra Jack Keats Book Award
Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal
Notable Children's Book, American Library Association (ALA)
All-Time Best Books for Big Kids, Parents.com
Best Books of the Year, New York Family
Best Children's Book Award, Peace Corps Writers
Charlotte Zolotow Award - Highly Commended Title, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Children's Books Mean Business, Children's Book Council (CBC)
Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
A young Tanzanian girl finds a special doll, and realizes how much she loves the doll when she almost loses her.
Upon the arrival of her new baby brother, Elizabeti decides she needs a doll she can care for the way her mother cares for the new baby. After looking around her village, Elizabeti finds the perfect doll to love, and names her Eva.
When Mama changes the new baby's diaper, Elizabeti changes Eva. When Mama sings to the baby, Elizabeti sings to Eva. And one day when Eva turns up lost, Elizabeti realizes just how much she loves her special doll.
Sure to become a classic story for bedtime or naptime, Elizabeti's Doll is a universal tale of love and tenderness that will touch readers of all ages.