Paper Dolls of The Obamas (various)

Obama Paper Dolls Collectible Campaign Edition (back and front book covers)

Name: Obama Paper Dolls Collectible Campaign Edition

Illustrated By: Tom Tierney

Published By and When: Dover Publications, Inc., 2008

Sizes: Including the attached stand tops, paper dolls of [then] Senator Barack Obama, Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Obama measure 9-1/2, 9, 8, and 7 inches, respectively. The book measures 6 x 11 inches.

Description: Released during Senator Barack Obama’s campaign for President of the United States, the back cover reads, “Make the most of a key moment in history with these beautifully rendered paper dolls featuring Senator Barack Obama, the first African-American candidate ever to capture our nation’s presidential nomination, wife Michelle, and their two daughters, Malia and Sasha. The elegantly designed set includes a stunning wardrobe of authentic outfits—both casual and formal styles—worn by the Obama family on and off the campaign trail.” The back cover flap includes a bonus 2008 Election Night Scorecard to record the total Electoral College votes for Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.

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President Barack Obama Paper Dolls (back and front book covers)

Name: President Barack Obama Paper Dolls

Illustrated By: Tom Tierney

Published By and When: Dover Publications, Inc., 2009

Sizes: Including the attached stand tops, paper dolls of President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia, and Sasha Obama measure 10, 9-1/2, 8, and 7 inches, respectively. The book measures 6 x 11 inches.

Back Cover Description: “Meet the newly elected president and his family, dressed in the elegant outfits they wore during Obama’s historic journey. From the Democratic convention and election night festivities to the swearing-in ceremony and inaugural ball, here are 16 full-color plates depicting the family’s apparel for each occasion…”

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Name: Michelle Obama Paper Dolls

Illustrated By: Tom Tierney

Published By and When: Dover Publications, Inc., 2014

Sizes: The paper doll is 9-1/2 inches. The book measures 8-1/4 x 11 inches.

Back Cover Description: “From J. Crew to Jason Wu, Michelle Obama wears a fashionable variety of clothes that range from sporty to spectacular. This paper doll of the First Lady can be dressed in more than 30 fabulous outfits from the campaign trail, the White House, and abroad. Up-to-date styles include Mrs. Obama’s second-term inauguration grown, as well as her famous ‘bangs’ hairdo.”

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Name: Michelle First Lady Paper Dolls

Illustrated By: David Wolfe

Published By and When: Paperdollywood, 2009

Sizes: Both dolls are 10 inches tall. The book measures 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

Description: Includes a fashion essay, two dolls, an inaugural gown, and a campaign wardrobe.

Other: Doll 1 is on the front cover. Doll 2 is on the back cover.

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Name: The Obama Family Paper Dolls

Illustrated and Published By and When:  Thomas Soderberg, 2009

Sizes: President Obama is 8-1/2 inches. First Lady Michelle Obama is 8 inches. Sasha and Malia are 7-1/2 and 6 inches. There is also a 2-1/2-inch Bo paper doll. Measurements include the tops of the stands. The book measures 9 x 12 inches.

Description: With the exception of Bo, each paper doll has two pages of full-color authentic fashions.

Other: The intent of this paper doll book was to provide a hands-on activity for young people to appreciate the then-new first family of the United States. Brief biographies of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are included on the inside cover.

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