Newest American Girl Doll Announced

If you or a little girl in your life is a fan of the American Girl doll collection, you may have heard that the company recently released details about the newest doll that will be available this summer on the eve of their 30th anniversary.

The new American Girl doll is from 1960s Detroit. Named Melody Ellison she is a 9-year-old African-American doll and aspiring singer, totally suited to the time and place she is representing. With a price point of $115, Melody will be accompanied by a paperback book.

According to American Girl’s website: “Nine-year-old Melody is growing up in Detroit in the mid-1960s, a time of great energy, optimism and change for the African-American community. She is a singer and loves to perform in church, with her family, and in her community. Her stories are set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, which was gathering momentum, and the music scene, including the success and popularity of Motown Records and its artists.”

Do you want to meet Melody before she is released? Check out her YouTube video below:


While you are thinking about and waiting for Melody’s release, come and check out the selection of American Girl doll clothing in our store. With your collection of American Girl dolls that you have at home, you are bound to want to change out their clothing from time to time. We have all sorts of dresses, pajama sets, rompers, swimsuits and much more that you can choose from, allowing you or your daughter to dress up the doll for any occasion.

Check out our selection online or come in and see us at our Chicago store, and stay tuned as we may have new selections for you after Melody is released to go along with her time period and what she represents. If you have a particular style in mind, chances are we have it in stock for your favorite doll. Give us a call at 773-594-1540 today and let us help you find the perfect apparel or accessories for any doll or teddy bear!