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

Barbie

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Viking, New York, p.130 (2010)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr NK4894.3 .B37 S76 2010

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9160794

Keywords:

Barbie dolls--History, Barbie dolls--History--Juvenile literature, Barbie dolls--Social aspects, Barbie dolls--Social aspects--Juvenile literature

Abstract:

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.; Summary: "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.

Publication Language:

eng

Notes:

Lexile measure 1120; Ages 15-18; Book level 7.5; Biography, historical fiction