American Girl history and how its dolls have changed through the years - Insider
Subscriber Account active since. To some, those might just be a random assortment of girls' names — but to past and present owners of American Girl dolls, Kirsten, Samantha, and Molly are household names in their own right. The three characters were American Girl's first inch dolls, which were introduced in Today, some American Girl dolls have stories set in centuries past, while other characters are rooted in modern-day society — representing various walks of life, all through the lens of girlhood. Insider spoke with the brand's president, Jamie Cygielman, to find out how American Girl is continuing to capture the attention of kids in a changing and increasingly digital and socially conscious world.
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A podcast has helped me unpack how the historical doll and book series inspired a creative adulthood. By Margaret Lyons. Were you into American Girl dolls? I sent that text several times this spring; I asked every woman I know, and many men.
The dolls portray eight- to twelve-year-old girls of a variety of ethnicities, time periods of origin, faiths, and social classes. They are sold with accompanying books told from the viewpoint of the girls. Originally the stories focused on various periods of American history , but were expanded in to include characters and stories from contemporary life. Aside from the original American Girl dolls, the buyer also has the option to purchase dolls that look like themselves. The options for the line of Truly Me dolls include eye color, face mold, skin color, hair texture, and hair length.