At the turn of the century, a girl growing up in New York City learns that following your heart is sometimes more important than following the rules.
Living in a mansion with her grandmother, Grandmary, Samantha is expected to be polite and proper. But she can’t help but show her daring side—climbing trees and voicing her opinion. When Samantha learns of issues like women seeking the right to vote and girls missing out on the chance at an education, she is determined to help. Grandmary always said actions speak louder than words, but how should Samantha act now?
Be bold with Samantha as she breaks from tradition and learns there’s more than one way to be a lady.
“I never really had a favorite historical character until I got Samantha. Not only is she beautiful, but her character in the books won me over. She is very kind despite hardships and always seems to be positive through everything.”
—American Girl customer Agworld
Just like today, income and gender inequality were apparent during Samantha’s time. Once Samantha becomes aware of her privilege, she is motivated to lend a hand to those in need. Samantha empowers girls to stand in solidarity and unite behind a common goal.