Julie: An American Girl by Megan McDonaldThis was the first of the American Girls Series that covered a time that I could actually remember somewhat (granted, I was only 2 in 1974, but still, I could be considered Julies contemporary). That, in and of itself, made reading this book a more unique experience. I enjoyed the other eras a bit more, but thats simply my bias for more historical settings. Young readers may be intrigued by the emergence of Ms. and also the impact of Title IX on womens and girls athletics. I dont know how many more of Julies series I will dig into, but this was worth a quick glance. The drawings, as always, are priceless!
Things about American Girl Dolls you only notice as an adult
When I was a little girl, American Girl dolls were so cool. My best friend and I were obsessed with them. We both read the books, too. My best friend liked Samantha, whereas I was a Kristen and Molly girl. I liked the Molly books the best, but I wanted a Kirsten doll because she looked like me duh! Every time the catalog would come which was often , I would beg and beg and beg my mom to buy me one. That never happened.
And honestly, I know nothing about this company except for the fact that they sell really, really expensive dolls and girls around the United States really, REALLY want them. But, seriously folks. A doll. I could go on. And on.
dude you should come to the american girl doll store in chicago. it's literally a whole different world in there, they have a hair salon, ear piercing.
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Gwen: Did you wash the dishes? Max: I thought… you… wanted to do that. Gwen: hahaha you were wrong! Preston: I am disgusted, I am revolted, I dedicate my entire life to our lord and savior Jesus Christ and this is the thanks I get? David: Uh, Nurf, could you read number 23 for the class? Nurf: No, I cannot. Gwen: Welcome to Bible Study!
How would you respond if someone were to ask you, "What's an American Girl doll? While it seems like just a blip in history, the iconic brand has already been around for more than 25 years. Feeling old yet? Here are some other things you may not have realized about American Girl dolls back when you were a kid. American Girl dolls were never cheap. Sure, they were quality-made and, as already discussed, magnificent! But, there were certainly always cheaper — much, much cheaper — alternatives on the market.
Last year, when we asked our then-second grader what she wanted for Christmas, her unexpected reply sent a chill up my spine: "I want an American Girl Doll! When I was in elementary school, I loved and still do reading. I was thrilled when the brand new series, "American Girls," came out. I loved reading the stories of Molly, Samantha and Kirsten. They transported us to another time and taught the girls of the s what it might have been like to live in another era.