11 Aug 2021

Barbie forever : her inspiration, history, and legacy by Robin Gerber

The story behind the blonde doll generations of girls have spent years with

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This book is a history and a celebration of Barbie. From her origins as the creation of Ruth Handler despite the misgivings of her husband and the company of Mattel, through to the increasing diversity of different versions of Barbie, and the joy many people find in collecting various models.

Did you know that Barbie was an astronaut before Neil Armstrong? Or that she had her own presidential candidate version back in 1992? For decades, Barbie has been ahead of the trend for young girls to play and imagine. This book is a fascinating glimpse into the many lives of Barbie, and what she has meant to many people