Dr. Maya Angelou Barbie

Mattel is releasing a Dr. Maya Angelou Barbie doll as part of their Inspiring Women Series to honor the late incomparable poet, author, and activist.

According to the official website:

Barbie recognizes all female role models.

The Inspiring Women Series pays tribute to incredible heroines of their time; courageous women who took risks, changed rules and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before.

As a writer, author, activist, and teacher, Dr. Maya Angelou has received numerous awards and accolades including over 50 honorary doctorates, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a National Book Award nomination for her 1970 autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”

In 1993, she became the first African American and female poet to speak at a U.S. Presidential inauguration.

Maya Angelou Barbie doll is being presented to honor the history and impact of Dr. Maya Angelou’s activism, work and achievements. Sculpted to her likeness and dressed in a head wrap and dress with floral print, Maya Angelou Barbie doll features a curvy body and articulation for endless posing possibilities.

With displayable packaging, this celebration of Dr. Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life and work makes a great gift for Barbie collectors and kids ages 6 years old and up. Doll cannot stand alone. Colors and decorations may vary.

See photos of the Dr. Maya Angelou Barbie below:

The doll is available to pre-order for $29.99 and will ship on June 1, 2021.

Do you plan to scoop one or two?