05/09/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Author Of American Girl Series Returns To Yale

The characters in the American Girl historical fiction series are metaphors for the time period they live in, said Valerie Tripp '73, the main author of the popular books, who spoke at a Calhoun College Master's Tea on Wednesday.

"[The characters'] experience is a girl-sized version of what is going on," Tripp said. "I love taking those major things and then boiling them down to the girl level."

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