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Every American Girl historical character brings to life an important era through her adventures. From finding freedom to overcoming loss, from stopping prejudice to starting over, there’s a story that can help lead girls today toward a brighter tomorrow.
Only after years of development do we share our characters and their stories. Advisory boards, location visits, and even our own in-house historian help shape who each character becomes.
Once we've blended culture, setting, and era into a fully realized character, we enlist writers who’ve been honored with some of the highest accolades in children’s literature to tell our stories.
To ensure every aspect of our characters' product worlds is accurate, our design teams comb through historical references—like newspapers and catalogues—and model items on original pieces when possible.