Tanya Lee Stone Needs Your Contributions


Check out this fantastic opportunity, information below is taken right from Tanya’s website

Coming in 2010: Barbie: For Better, For Worse

Do You Want to Be in My Next Book?! Send Me Your Barbie Stories!

This nonfiction book for middle-grade/YA will explore all that is Barbie and what she means to our culture.

Please keep your stories to 150 words and under. Include your first name, age, and state or town/state. I’ve included some topics below, but if you have something different to share, that’s fine too. I don’t know how many stories I will receive, or how many I will be able to include because I’m asking people from all over the country, but I hope you will send yours along for consideration. Here are some ideas:

Not Perfect and Proud of It—Nobody can live up to the perfect stereotype that is Barbie. Do you have a Barbie moment to share in which you realized that, and felt happy with who you are?

In My Image—did you ever give Barbie a makeover to reflect who you are (i.e., changing Barbie’s hair or making her a tomboy who likes to go wilderness camping, or whatever….)

Bad Barbie—did you ever rebel against the idea that girls should be good and quiet and nice—and make Barbie do things not so nice on purpose.

Barbie as Bargaining Chip—did you ever use your Barbie collection as a way to gain friends and influence people!

Barbie Bashing–have you ever mangled or mutilated your Barbie, chopped off her hair, a limb, hurt her in some way? Why? What was the motivation and how did it make you feel?

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