American Girl recently introduced a historical doll that teaches young girls about the Civil Rights movement. With Black History Month wrapping up, this doll provides a great way for parents to start a conversation with their child about a period of great change for the African American community.
The new doll is named Melody Ellison and her story reflects the changing political climate of the Civil Rights era. Melody's back story reveals that she grew up in Detroit during the 1960s and her adventures are set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights movement. One of Melody's main hobbies is singing, which is meant to resonate with young girls who also enjoy music and performing. More specifically, Melody is meant to inspire young girls to find their voice while learning about social justice.
The historical doll not only provides young girls with a valuable history lesson, but it also serves as a role model for inciting social change.