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Mission Book Possible #4

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The BookFinder is a month old!

With more than 1,730 books already in this new database, we wanted to create a fun way to help readers get acquainted with it.

Each day in November, we’re going to provide you with a sapphic book finding mission. Four prizes of a $15 Amazon gift card will be awarded during the month on Wednesdays, beginning next week, November 9.

Here’s how it’ll work:

Many of you already know that TB’s a history nut, so she’s been digging into historical happenings for each day in November to inspire the daily book-finding missions.

Once a day, I Heart SapphFic will share the day’s mission in the IHS Reader Group on Facebook. Your assignment will be to check the I Heart SapphFic Bookfinder for a book that fulfills the mission, and then to report back to the Facebook group with a link to that book on the IHS website. To get the link to the book, click on the cover and then copy the URL to paste in the Facebook group.

You are allowed one entry per mission. On November 9, 16, 23, and 30, TB will use a random number generator to select the winner from the entries that were received.

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Now let’s get to today’s fun: Ruth Handler

Ruth Handler was born on November 4, 1916 in Denver, Colorado, to Polish-Jewish immigrants.

She cofounded Mattle, Inc, with her husband, and she served as the first president of the company. Handler is known for inventing the Barbie doll, which premiered at the American Toy Fair in New York City on March 9, 1959. The doll became an instant success and Mattel has sold over a billion dolls.

In 1970, Handler was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy and had trouble finding a decent breast prosthesis. She ended up making her own, resulting with Handler starting a new company that produced the “Nearly Me.” First Lady Betty Ford had one.

Handler resigned from Mattel in 1974 after several investigations and in 1978, Handler pleaded no contest for fraud and false reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Her sentence included 2,500 hours of community service and a $57,000 fine.

In 2002, Handler died after complications from colon cancer. She was eighty-five years old.

To honor Ruth Handler, we’re asking readers to go to the BookFinder and look up books in the following Archetype category: CEO / Executive

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Find a book you haven’t read yet, or if you come across an old favorite, share it and tell us why. To enter the giveaway, share your entry in the Facebook group.

Remember, the more days you play, the more entries you’ll receive for the $15 Amazon gift card, so don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another Book Finding Mission.

Authors, if your books aren’t in the database yet, we highly recommend you submit them now. Here’s the form.

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