SHIP OF DOLLS.
Somerville, MA" Candlewick Press, (2014). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Its 1926, and the one thing eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis wants more than anything is to leave Portland, Oregon, where she has been staying with her strict grandparents, and rejoin her mother, a carefree singer in San Franciscos speakeasies.. . Meanwhile, Lexies class has been raising money to ship a doll to the children of Japan in a friendship exchange, and when Lexie learns that the girl who writes the best letter to accompany the doll will be sent to the farewell ceremony in San Francisco, she knows she just has to be the winner." An historical novel for older children inspired by a project organized by teacher-missionary Sidney Gulick, in which U.S. children sent more than 12,000 Friendship Dolls to Japan in hopes of avoiding a future war. SIGNED by the author on the dedication page with the words "In friendship" and dated in the year of publication. 258 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 978-0763670030.