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American Girl Dolls

American Girl Dolls: The Action Movie -- These Dolls Aren't Playing Around

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.06.2015 | Comedy

They're kicking ass and then sewing up the hole in that part of the pants they just kicked! The American Girl Dolls were insanely popular in the la...

6 Classic American Girl Dolls Get Celebrity Doppelgangers | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment

To this day if you grew up in the '90s, you can probably name all six of the original American Girl Dolls. Now, meet their celebrity doppelgangers....

World Book Day: 10 Prominent Novels Set in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.06.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Real-life stories about Illinois--its politics, its history, its culture--are so interesting that it makes sense that fictional stories set in the state would be even more interesting.

Why I Won't Be Buying an American Girl Doll This Year

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

I would have given anything to have intercepted that damn catalog before my over-zealous, eager-to-fit-in second grader got her greedy little hands on it.

Barbie Sales Are Seriously Tanking

AP | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Mattel's got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its ...

5 Feminist Lessons We Learned From American Girl Books

Bustle | Posted 11.20.2014 | Women

Think about it: the American Girls were strong-headed, spirited, courageous, kind, and fought for a more equal world. Feminism, baby.

What It Was Like To Grow Up In The 1940s

Joan Gage | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

When I see crowded pools, I always think that such a photo could never have been taken when I was a child in the 1940s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, because all our mothers forbade us to gather in groups for fear of catching polio -- especially in a pool.

New Line Of Action Figures Aims To Teach Young Boys That 'There's More Than One Way To Be Strong'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents

When you hear the words "action figure," odds are you think of tiny Batman toys or G.I. Joe in his brawny, bicep-filled glory. But you'd be hard press...

25 Things You Remember if You Were A Parent In The 90s

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

For those of us who became parents in the 1990s, there are things that we experienced that young parents of today will never understand. Like how devastating it could be when a VCR tape broke. Or when a roll of film was over-exposed and none of the pictures from your kid's birthday party came out.

Where To Travel, Based On Your American Girl Doll

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

It's difficult to recall the days -- before seat-back TVs and onboard Wi-Fi -- when the need for in-flight entertainment was met by one simple doll wi...

American Girl Dolls Now Have Pink Ombre Hair, Because Of Course

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

How do you know when a hair trend has jumped the shark? When your boss is doing it? When your mom is doing it? How about when American Girl dolls, ...

American Girl: How Radical Can a $105 Doll Be?

Molly Rosner | Posted 06.26.2013 | Women
Molly Rosner

American Girls, as spunky and courageous as they might have been in the plots of their books, were hardly radical. Their characters often came from privilege and learned about the "other" -- Native American friend, child laborer -- through some sort of friendly contact.

American Girl Dolls Really Need To Remember Their Roots

Emma Gray | Posted 06.24.2013 | Women
Emma Gray

The beautiful outfits and fun (overpriced) accessories featured in the American Girl catalogs were part of what drew most of us to these dolls. But it's the stories and the bravery of the characters that stayed with us after we stopped wanting to dress up like them.

Life in Doll Years

Wendy Bradford | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

Each year, they become unrecognizable from the baby or child they were the year before. Each day is over before I've begun to take it in.

American Girl Dolls Now Come With Surprising Accessories

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.29.2013 | Parents

If the grown-up world mirrored the reality of children and their dolls, we all just might be a little more tolerant. In July, pressured in part by ...

American Girl Dolls Rolls Out Bald Dolls (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 07.03.2012 | Parents

On the heels of Mattel's bald Barbie doll, American Girl is now releasing dolls geared toward children suffering from hair loss. The company annou...

PHOTOS: American Girls Pose With Their American Girl Dolls

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 03.26.2012 | Women

If you grew up with an American Girl doll, you probably remember creating a whole world around it filled with pint-sized clothing, accessories and fur...

American Girl Moves Past Slavery, Introduces New African-American Doll

Posted 11.07.2011 | Black Voices

If you're familiar with the American Girl franchise, then you certainly know "Addy Walker," the single African-American character in the company's His...

Author Of American Girl Series Returns To Yale

Yale Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

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 ...