The Story of Barbie and the Woman Who Created Her
In a time when toys circulated around guns, cars, and baby dolls, Ruth Handler noticed her daughter playing with paper dolls, creating a grown-up world all of her own. This sparked an idea: what if there was a teenage doll that little girls could play with? But once the idea was presented, she was told this type of doll was impossible. Through hard work and determination, Ruth didn’t give up, and in turn gave the world one of the most iconic dolls of all time.
The Story of Barbie and the Woman Who Created Her is all about an extraordinary woman doing extraordinary things. When everyone said no, this woman said yes, pushing the boundaries of how the world sees toys. Cindy Eagen perfectly captures the story behind the creator, while illustrator Amy June Bates enthralls readers with beautiful illustrations that instantly bring Barbie’s story to life.
This book is a must-read for any Barbie fan, as it highlights 58 years of empowering young girls to grow up believing they can be anything. Instant nostalgia fills the pages as this book reminds us that anything is possible and there is no dream too large, too small, or too impossible.
Random House Books for Young Readers
Cindy Eagan • Amy Bates, Illustrator