Barbies and Gender – level 1

04-10-2019 07:00

In 1959, Mattel makes the Barbie doll. The Barbie doll has many styles. However, its body shape is too skinny. People say that Barbie makes children think they need to be skinny.

However, Mattel makes a new and very different line of dolls. Children can pick if the doll is a boy, a girl, or something else. They can pick its hair and skin colors. They can pick its clothing and accessories.

Mattel also makes a doll with a fake leg. It also makes a doll in a wheelchair.

Mattel says that it works with doctors, parents, and children. They help Mattel make a more realistic doll.

Difficult words:  style (how someone dresses or looks), line (things that a business sells), accessories (personal objects like purses, backpacks, watches, or jewelry).

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