American Girl Introduces New Civil Rights Doll

American Girl recently announced a new doll, named Melody. Her bio on the American Girl website reads, “Fairness and equality for all people sound like music to my ears. More than ever, I need to lend my support at home, at church, and around my neighborhood. It’ll take courage, but adding my voice to others can really make a difference.”

American Girl Doll ClothesMelody loves music, and she’s a Civil Rights activist growing up in 1960s Detroit. Her story and look were crafted by a team of experts, including historians who have thoroughly studied 1960s Detroit and the June 1963 Walk to Freedom with Martin Luther King Jr., as well as ‘60s hair and clothing styles.

American Girl dolls were conceived with the goal of telling important stories from history while encouraging young girls to connect with each other.  Melody’s story will encourage young women to share stories about their race and how they interact with the idea of race and skin color and activism in their daily lives. A doll is such a special toy and, as JSTOR Daily notes, American Girl puts a dedicated focus on ensuring that each of their dolls has a rich and historically accurate background that young girls can discover as they get to know and love their new doll. 

If you know someone special who would love spending time with Melody, you can now order dolls directly from the American Girl website – just in time for the holiday season.

While this special new doll is not yet available at Gigi’s, we do offer some clothing that would be a great addition to Melody’s wardrobe. Check out all of the American Girl clothing we have here at Gigi’s, and also stop by our American Girl page to see what other special items and accessories we have in stock.

For more information on Gigi’s Dolls, and to find out where you might run into us next at a doll or toy show, give us a call today at 773-594-1540.