The good, the bad, and the Barbie : a doll's history and her impact on us /
by Stone, Tanya Lee.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Viking, 2010Description: 130 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780670011872; 0670011878.Subject(s): Barbie dolls -- History | Barbie dolls -- Social aspectsSummary: Explores how Barbie has influenced generations of girls, discussing criticisms of the doll, her role in fashion, and her surprising popularity during her first fifty years.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
During her unparalleled fifty-year history, Barbie has been the doll that some people love-and some people love to hate. There's no question she's influenced generations, but to what end? Acclaimed nonfiction author Tanya Lee Stone takes an unbiased look at how Barbie became the icon that she is, and at the impact that she's had on our culture (and vice versa). Featuring passionate anecdotes and memories from a range of girls and women, a foreword by Meg Cabot, and original color photographs, this book explores the Barbie phenomenon in a brand-new light.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -123) and index.
School Library Journal starred, October 2010
Booklist starred, November 2010
Publisher's Weekly, November 2010
Kirkus Starred, September 2010
Horn Book, November 2010
Bulletin (Center for Children's books), November 2010
Explores how Barbie has influenced generations of girls, discussing criticisms of the doll, her role in fashion, and her surprising popularity during her first fifty years.
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