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The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie by Tanya Lee Stone
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Nov 22, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: children-s, great-nonfiction-for-kids, nonfiction, young-adult, great-books-for-teens

The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us is one of those very rare pro/con books written for children that examine all sides of a subject impartially, non-formulaically, and without dumbing things down. In addition, it's Barbie. Yeah you'll see a book about the pros and cons of cloning or nuclear power written for kids... obvious report fodder, but this book takes a subject that kids are actually familiar with and shows them how she unfolds in history. Every millimeter of Barbie signifies. Giant props to Tanya Lee Stone for explaining to children the weight that adults have settled onto the slender shoulders of their doll.

Full review on Pink Me: http://pinkme.typepad.com/pink-me/201...
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