The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie by Tanya Lee Stone
A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us

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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.
 

About Tanya Lee Stone

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Tanya Lee Stone has written many biographies for young readers. She lives in Burlington, Vermont.
 
Published October 14, 2010 by Viking Books for Young Readers. 130 pages
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Young Adult, Children's Books, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Three high-school girls take turns relating their separate experiences with the same bad boy, a senior jock who seems only interested in one thing: “nailing” them.

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Direct quotes from women and girls showcase the variety of feelings that Barbie engenders, and the author weighs in occasionally and effectively to show that though Barbie is often “just a doll...We have...helped make her the icon—and subject of controversy—that she is.” That authorial “we” often...

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On the heels of Barbie's 50th anniversary in 2009, Stone (Almost Astronauts) delivers a cultural-history-as-biography of Barbie, "arguably the most famous doll in the world."

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Whether you love her or not, Barbie is a cultural icon and this book looks at Barbie from all angles.

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