The newest American Girl historical character has officially been announced, and her name is Caroline Abbott. My daughter has become an American Girl fan over recent years. She’s your typical doll-loving girl, but what I like about this series of dolls is that these beautiful dolls go beyond the latest trends and fashions and instead open up the door to the past by offering the young girls a glimpse of what life used to be like long before we were born. American Girl dolls have stories to tell, stories that are based off genuine historic events in real geographical locations.
For example, the newest edition Caroline is a 9-year-old living in Sackets Harbor, New York, during the War of 1812. Her stories are told throughout a six book series. What’s interesting about the American Girl brand is that nothing is random when it comes to selecting the next doll unveiling, as this doll’s time period coincides with the the 200th anniversary of the conflict between the United States and Britain. Not only do the girls get to know the character, they also learn bits and pieces of history that may not be covered in school.
Caroline is portrayed as an everyday hero and, honestly, once you get to know the American Girl brand you will realize how positive and inspirational the underlying message is in everything the brand puts out.
The next time you’re in a mall that has an American Girl store, stop in and browse the book section or check out the selection on the store’s website. The assortment of titles are meant to educated and entertain girls on various subjects including self-esteem and self-confidence. The New Innerstar University Sidelines books are designed for ages eight and up and help develop math, geography, grammar and art skills while the Slumber Wonders book is a fun slumber party guide offering theme ideas, games and crafts. One of my favorite series is the A Smart Girl’s Guide to… you’ll find real-life issues covered here such as sticky situations, money, manners and even middle school and parties. I’m so grateful that my daughter will have the books to reference – with my consent – since sometimes it’s not the parent they want to hear telling them “real life” things.
As you can see, American Girl truly appeals to every American Girl from little bitty to the adolescent who is about to embark on the real world.
Thank you American Girl for sending my daughter a handful of books to add to her book collection. She will treasure them.