Dr. Maya Angelou held many accolades and awards throughout her life and was well-known for her autobiography: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She inspired many through her work in activism and writing, and her doll allows kids to gain inspiration from her work through play.
The doll wears a head wrap and floor-length dress with a floral print. It carries a miniature replica of Angelou’s prolific autobiography.
Other dolls in the collection are inspired by Amelia Earhart, Katherine Johnson, Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Sally Ride, Billie Jean King, Ella Fitzgerald, Florence Nightingale, and Susan B. Anthony — all of whom made history by making the world a better place.
Barbie is dedicated to diversity and inclusion in its dolls. As part of its 2020 commitment to the Black community, more than half of the role models featured in the collection will be Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color. Barbie continues to work with the Dream Gap Project Fund and Black Girls CODE.