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The good, the bad, and the Barbie : a doll's history and her impact on us

Author: Tanya Lee Stone
Publisher: New York : Viking, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Readers learn about Mattel Toys and the background behind Barbie's concept and development, how it was a solution for girls who wanted to imagine adult roles rather than just play mother, and details about inventor Ruth Handler."--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: 1120L
Children's nonfiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tanya Lee Stone
ISBN: 9780670011872 0670011878
OCLC Number: 526057557
Notes: "Unauthorized"--Cover.
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011.
Target Audience: Ages 12 and up.
Description: 130 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword: Barbie fix / by Meg Cabot --
Prologue: Happy birthday, Barbie! --
The moment of Ruth --
The making of Mattel --
A star is born --
It's all about the clothes --
Plastic makes perfect? --
It's not black and white --
Banning, bashing, and in the buff --
Barbie as art --
A real doll --
A note from the author --
Acknowledgments --
Source notes --
Bibliography --
Photo credits --
Index.
Responsibility: by Tanya Lee Stone.
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"Readers learn about Mattel Toys and the background behind Barbie's concept and development, how it was a solution for girls who wanted to imagine adult roles rather than just play mother, and details about inventor Ruth Handler."--Amazon.com.

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Barbie to stay

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-08-10) Very Good Permalink

Barbie is a memory from the past for many women around the world. The controversy continues as to whether Barbie was good for girls or not? I think everyone should be permited their own opinion -- personally for me she was fabulous. This book gives historical information about Barbie and the controversies...
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