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The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie by Tanya Lee Stone
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Nov 28, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: 10th-grade

This book was very interesting and goes over the whole history of the doll, Barbie. It explains how the doll first started out and how the doll changed over the years. How Barbie's had different styles and races and how children would play with them differently over the years. One thing that has interested me was how a few years back Slumber Party Barbie had a book on how to lose weight and the first rule said not to eat and how she had a scale that permanently stayed at 110lbs. I also find it interesting that as the years past the scale had to be removed, but the weight loss book remained. This made me view almost everything differently threw a gender lens.
I gave this book 4 stars because i enjoyed reading the history of this powerful doll that is a role models to many.
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