"She's Like Me" by The Family Company, NJ, 1998. This is "Confidence: With My Ears Pieced". This is one of a series of 9 inch dolls from 1998, 1999, 2000. Wearing a pretty black satin blouse with a floral print pattern and her little pearl earrings, she has misplaced her silk skirt and print tights. She is dressing for a school party but one of the pearls fell out of her earring and she has been looking everywhere for it all afternoon. She has pretty blue eyes that do not close, long blonde hair and a nice vinyl body. Her hair is a wig and not rooted. The dolls started as "It's Me" dolls that girls could relate to and then their name was changed to "She's Like Me." Each doll, priced between $40.00 and $50.00 came with a 36-page hardcover book of original stories, poems and songs. The 1998 series included: Responsibility, Trust, Friendship, Loyalty, Wisdom, Confidence, Courage and Creativity. In 1999, the series included: Faith, Sharing, Love, Unity, Joyfulness, Discovery, Patience, and Sportsmanship. In 2000, the series included: Tradition, Manners, and Curiosity.

The founder of the The Family Company is David Lewis and its president is his wife Patti Lewis. In her 15 years in the industry, Patti Lewis served as CEO/President of Alexander Doll Company, created toy divisions for girls at Tyco and Tonka and oversaw Masters of the Universe and Barbie lines at Mattel. She wanted to design a line of contemporary girl dolls that were more realistic than Barbie and more affordable than other collector dolls, which typically run from $50 to $100.

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