Elizabeti's Doll - Bebop
By Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
Illustrated by Christy Hale
As her mother cares for a new baby, a young African girl learns about motherhood from her own very special–and unusual doll.
For educator resources and ideas on how to teach Elizabeti in the classroom, click here.
Check out craft instructions to make a doll and a kanga from illustrator Christy Hale.
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About the Creators
has won numerous awards for her Elizabeti series (see full list to the right). A native of Wisconsin, Stuve-Bodeen was a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania. She now lives in La Center, Washington, with her husband, a park ranger, and their two children.
CHRISTY HALE has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building and several other titles for Lee & Low Books. As an educator, Hale currently teaches picture book writing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has also taught art and graphic design to high school students, and first learned about the Lemon Grove case at an in-service teacher workshop. Hale and her husband live in Palo Alto, California. You can visit her online at christyhale.com. Photo credit: Jenna Cole.