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The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie--ON Shelves Oct 14th!

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The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie--ON Shelves Oct 14th!

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The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie launches on Oct. 14th! If any more bloggers would like additional info, just send me a message or email me. 

From the Critics:

Starred Review from School Library Journal: "...Stone reveals the pathos behind so many relationships of girls with Barbie....The author maintains her signature research style and accessible informational voice..."

Starred Review from Kirkus: "Sibert Medalist Stone tantalizes...She begins with the history of Mattel...and moves onto materialism, body image, portrayals of ethnicity, nudity, taboo and art...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.""

What People Are Saying: 

"Love Barbie or hate her, what I admire about Tanya's book is that she takes an even eye to Barbie's global phenomenon and delicately lets readers explore their own complicated relationships to this very complicated doll." --Jess Weiner, self-esteem expert and author of Life Doesn't Begin 5 Pounds from Now

"Holy belly buttons! This is no mere Barbie book. This is a how-to manual about being a girl: a strong, sparky, awesome girl, with Barbie in hand *or* Barbie in the nearest Dumpster!" --NYT best-selling author Lauren Myracle

"History writers don't get better than Tanya Lee Stone. The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie is balanced, funny, provocative -- and most of all, important for anyone wanting to understand girlhood in America." --National Book Award finalist E. Lockhart
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