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Meet Melody The New American Girl

August 25, 2016

Meet the newest member of the American Girl Be-forever collection, Melody Ellison.  I may be just as excited as Peyton is for this new doll.  Melody is from Detroit in during the 1960’s, a significant time for the civil rights movement.  At 9 years old, Melody uses her voice to inspire change during this time period.  I can’t think of a much better time than now for Melody’s arrival.

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Melody is beautiful!  I am pleased with the efforts and care that American Girl has taken to make ensure the cultural authenticity of Melody’s story and look.  From Melody’s hair style, to her stylish clothes, everything is on point.  Every little girl should have this doll and learn her story.  Melody is a true American Girl.  The official launch date is August 25th.  You can learn more about Melody HERE.

I partnered with American Girl for this post.  Thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Aracely
    August 25, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    OMG I love her and so does Madison! She totally just changed her mind from a Wella Wisher for her birthday to Melody after seeing her! Thanks Trina! 🙂

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  • MzCosby
    August 31, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Very pretty doll! I’m so happy dolls are being made in the image of us and our daughters. My daughter Maya is only 2. I’m debating whether I should buy Melody now and just hold it for her until she is age appropriate. When did you buy your daughter her 1st American Girl Doll?

  • Trina
    September 6, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Hello Mzcosby,

    I started Peyton out with the Bity Baby around 3. I think 4 or 5 is a good time to get the bigger doll. You can always get the doll so you can have it, just keep it in a safe place.