American Girl Melody & book

(American Girl $115)

In her bow trimmed hounds-tooth turquoise and cream dress, Melody, an African American girl looks ready for church where she’s going to sing a solo. Her 1964 story speaks to the many issues Americans were dealing with in those turbulent times. Melody, a typical 18” American Girl doll, with a huggable fabric body, a moveable head and limbs made of smooth vinyl. She comes packed with a back story that tries to give young readers a glimpse into the era of Dr. Martin Luther King, Motown, the struggle for civil rights, housing, and more. Her hair is long and straightened (as typical of the time) and topped with a very 60’s headband. She is less expensive at the American Girl website. 8 and up.

Ages: Early School, Tweens

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2016

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