American Girl has made the Girl of the Year dolls and one Historical Character really into sports. Julie, a historical character from 1974, loves to play basketball and tries to encourage other girls to play sports. Girls did not have many options to play sports in school until 1972*. Kailey who is the Girl of […]
Nellie O’Malley and Saint Patrick’s Day by Sarah F.
Today, March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day, which is a holiday that originated in Ireland. One of the American Girl historical characters was born in Ireland and moved to New York in 1904. Her name is Nellie O’Malley. Meet Nellie Nellie is best friends with Samantha Parkington who is a girl from the historical collection. […]
Diversity of the American Girl Dolls by Sarah F.
Representing all girls in American history When Pleasant Rowland introduced The American Girls Collection in 1986, there were only dolls of one race. After a few years, American Girl introduced some dolls of different races for girls to connect with. For example, Addy Walker who was released in 1993 was the first African American Girl […]
Brave Samantha by Colleen O.
Samantha Saves the Day! In 1898, Mr. and Mrs. Parkington were taking a boat back home from Teardrop Island. Tragically, a storm hit just when they were coming to a treacherous part of the lake. Their boat was wrecked on the rocks and they drowned. Their only child, four-year-old Samantha, was then sent to live […]
American Girls and their Pets by Vicky C.
My favorite things to read are nature books and stories about companionship between animals and humans. It’s so much fun to read about an author’s experience caring for a pet and the bond that they shared. There are many American Girl characters with stories to tell about their animal friends. Nicki Fleming: One Girl of […]