American Girl reveals their third African-American doll 'Melody'
February 23, 2016 at 7:19 am
This summer, American Girl will be releasing a brand new doll, 9-year-old Melody Ellison, their third black doll out of twenty in the BeForever historical line. After receiving a load of backlash after removing three minority dolls, out of the four discontinued, this change is welcomed with open arms
She even comes with her own bed and a recording studio that plays her beloved Motown musicWhether your girl loves to read or you’d love to see your girl read more, a book club can help. Not sure where to begin? Check out our 5 tips to help kick off her first reading meeting, link in bio. For an idea of what to read first, try Melody’s courageous story set during the civil-rights movement. A photo posted by American Girl (@americangirlbrand) on
Although Melody has been a long time coming, we can't deny that this news makes for another much-deserved win for Black History Month. Check out this video featuring Denise Lewis Patrick, author of the 2 Melody Ellison American Girl Doll books below
Do you prefer ‘The Temptations’ or ‘The Five Heartbeats’? Is Jamie Foxx in ‘Ray’ one of your favorite performances of all time? Do you watch BET all day when 'The Jacksons: An American Dream' comes on? If you can answer any of these questions, vote in our Black Music Bracket here! You won't be disappointed.