Barbie-mania has hit the box office! Domestically, the film has made
$214 million in its first 5 days at the box office, and it’s expected to surpass $700 million worldwide shortly.
Want more after seeing the movie? Try these great book picks that delve deeper into the concepts from the film and conversations the film has inspired. We’ve got everything you need to keep your Barbie party going strong!
What Was I Made For? music video – Billie Eilish
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown
Tarot for Change: Using the Cards for Self-Care, Acceptance, and Growth by Jessica Dore
Societal Expectations & Gender Roles
ALL MADE UP: The Power and Pitfalls of Beauty Culture, from Cleopatra to Kim Kardashian by Rae Nudson
In Praise of Difficult Women by Karen Karbo
How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing by KC Davis
Fitness for Every Body by Meg Boggs
Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body by Jivana Heyman
Yes, You Can Wear That: How to Look and Feel Fierce at Any Size by Abby Hoy
Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo
Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women by Kate Manne
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
Horses by Christina Leighton
Mothers and Daughters
Things I Wish I Told My Mother by Susan Patterson
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Strong Women Lift Each Other Up by Molly Galbraith
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job by Sally Helgensen
Reclaiming our Space: How Black Feminists are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets by Feminista Jones
White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind by Koa Beck
by Mikki Kendall Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot
Want Even More?
Check out these booklists for even more selections. If you find something that’s not in our collection, you can request a purchase or we can try to find it via interlibrary loan for you!
– Pan Macmillian 32 of the Best Feminist Books You Should be Reading
– NOVL Choose a Barbie Movie, Get a Book Rec
– 18 Books to Read After You Watch Barbie Town and Country Magazine