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Guidance for grown-ups to help girls shine


Learning materials for schools and book clubs

Stories give girls an entertaining way to explore themes and issues from other points of view. Check out these 
free downloadables inspired by American Girl books for conversation starters and engaging activities.

Historical characters (for ages 8+)

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    All historical characters

    Activity Booklet

  • Kaya

    Kaya™ (1764)

    A Teacher's Guide to The Journey Begins

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    Caroline Abbott™ (1812)

    A Teacher's Guide to Captain of the Ship

  • Josifina

    Josefina Montoya™ (1824)

    A Teacher's Guide to Sunlight and Shadows

  • Addy

    Addy Walker™ (1864)

    A Teacher's Guide to Finding Freedom

  • Samantha

    Samantha Parkington™ (1904)

    A Teacher's Guide to Manners and Mischief

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca Rubin™ (1914)

    A Teacher's Guide to The Sound of Applause

  • Kit

    Kit Kittredge™ (1934)

    A Teacher's Guide to Read All About It!

  • Nanea

    Nanea Mitchell™ (1941)

    A Teacher's Guide to Growing Up with Aloha

  • maryellen

    Maryellen Larkin™ (1954)

    A Teacher's Guide to The Journey Begins

  • melody

    Melody Ellison™ (1964)

    A Teacher's Guide to No Ordinary Sound

  • Julie

    Julie Albright™ (1974)

    A Teacher's Guide to The Big Break

Contemporary characters (for ages 8+)

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    Grace Thomas™

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    Isabelle Palmer™

  • Saige

    Saige Copeland™

WellieWishers™ (for ages 5+)

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Expert advice for older girls

The Care & Keeping of You 2 builds on the original bestseller by covering even more body issues. Download these 
free materials to supplement your girl's understanding of what makes this edition an important addition to her reading list.

  • About the author page

    About the author

    Meet trusted pediatrician and childhood expert Cara Natterson, MD.

  • Author Interview

    Author interview

    Read an in-depth discussion about the series, its benefits, and more.

  • Why Care and Keeping

    Why Care & Keeping

    Find out how this bestselling series helps girls and parents.

  • Conversation Starter

    Conversation starters

    Get inspiration for open and honest talks with the girl in your life.

  • Book excerpts

    Book excerpts

    Enjoy an inside look at featured sections from The Care & Keeping of You 2.

  • Tips for all ages

    Tips for all ages

    Discover advice that moms, dads, and daughters can all learn from.