BeForever™ is a line of dolls and books that connects girls age 8 and up with inspiring and relatable characters growing up during significant times in America's past. BeForever helps build a bridge of understanding, showing girls today the interconnectedness—the feelings, experiences, hopes, and dreams—that exists between themselves and girls from long ago.

Each character's classic story is told in an engagin two-volume series that brings her era to life for young readers. From a daring Native American girl living in the Northwest in 1764 to an optimistic girl growing up in San Francisco in the mid-1970s, the BeForever characters illustrate lasting lessons of hope and determination, and the enduring power of being true to yourself.

There are currently eleven BeForever characters in the line:

  • Kaya, an adventurous Nez Perce girl with a deep respect for nature and a dream of being a leader.
  • Felicity, a spirited, independent girl growing up in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1774.
  • Josefina, a quiet New Mexico girl who uses her heart to heal others in 1824.
  • Addy, a courageous girl who escapes slavery and keeps her family strong in 1864.
  • Samantha, a kindhearted girl in 1904 who won't let "proper" society stop her from helping others.
  • Rebecca, a lively girl who wants to shine bright for others in 1914 New York City.
  • Kit, a clever girl with a can-do attitude who creates better tomorrows in 1934.
  • Nanea, a Hawaiian girl who does her part to help and heal during wartime in 1941.
  • Maryellen, an energetic and optimistic girl who follows her heart instead of the crowd in 1954.
  • Melody, a hopeful and positive girl who lifts her voice for equality and justice in 1964.
  • Julie, an upbeat San Francisco girl who stands up and fights for what's right in 1974.

To bring the BeForever stories to life, skilled designers have created a beautifully crafted 18-inch doll for each character, along with historically accurate clothing, furniture, and accessories evoking her world and adventures. The line also includes modern clothing for girls inspired by the BeForever historical styles.

Girls can further explore the BeForever world through online games and activities, digital apps, and BeForever-related events at American Girl retail stores available throughout the year.

For a free American Girl® catalogue featuring the BeForever™ dolls, books, accessories, and inspired-by clothing, call 800-845-0005 or visit