How many of you remember your first doll? If you are like me, you can remember her name, her favorite outfit, and all the fun adventures you shared. Recently, I was reminded that every generation of girls has their first doll, but today’s dolls are unique. Some of them are a fabulous way to introduce a young girl to history and reading.
American Girl Dolls represent a different social class, race, or important period in American history; and each doll comes with a book about her own "life". American Girl’s mission is to celebrate girls. They embrace who they are today and look forward to who they will become tomorrow. American Girl has provided inspiring products for each stage of a young girl’s development—from her preschool days of baby dolls and fantasy play through her tween years of self-expression and individuality.
American Girl corporate states: "Our singular goal with these stories is to help girls find their inner star by becoming kind, compassionate, and loving people who make a positive and meaningful difference in the world around them."
One young lady who recently visited the library with her American Girl Doll proved to me that American Girl dolls encourage innovation and teach girls lessons from history to fashion. She had designed her outfit to match her American Girl Doll. Her imagination and individuality was noteworthy. She browsed our shelves for American Girl books and DVDs. She was knowledgeable in history facts that she learned from her favorite American Girl books and was interested in learning more! She had a passion for reading that was refreshing to see in a girl her age. I foresee her making a difference in the world around her.
If you are not familiar with the American girl dolls and their stories, I encourage you to visit the library. We have a great collection of American Girl books and DVDs, as well as the American Girl magazine which can be checked out.