A while ago, when I first considered writing this book, I had the chance to talk to Connie Porter on the phone. It was thrilling to speak to a writer who wrote books that I loved so much when I was little. Did she know, I wanted to ask, how important her books were to generations of girls? But before we hung up, Ms. Porter said, “Maybe one day, thirty years from now, a girl who read your book will call to tell you she’s a writer now.” And you know what? I hope to hear from you then.

—New York Times bestselling author and Claudie series creator Brit Bennet


See every flavor of fun for girls in the place where Claudie’s father works

Prep table includes hooks for utensils and a lower shelf for extra storage
Three-tiered bakery case and checkout counter sports a gold logo
Built-in wall oven features a lever that opens the door when it's time to bake
Plus all the delicious details a bakery needs, like toppings and fillings

Claudie. Claudie's connection to Madam C.J. Walker. In the early 20th century, Madam C.J. Walker launched a line of beauty products created especially for Black women's skin and hair. Her success helped her become the first female self-made millionaire in American history, and she used her wealth to support her community and the arts. Claudie's Travel Accessories feature items from Madam C.J. Walker and more.

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Claudie Wells™ joins our collection of historical characters as a girl growing up in 1922 with the dream of being an artist like so many around her. Her American Girl® doll world includes all sorts of new arrivals, including clothing for dolls, accessories for dolls, books for 8+, even wow gifts. Plus, we’ve collaborated with Harlem’s Fashion Row for fresh looks inspired by Claudie’s era.