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Mom's Touching Note Thanks American Girl For Displaying Bald Dolls

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.01.2016 | Parents

A mom's emotional letter to American Girl underscores the importance of representation in toys. Boston-area mom Meredith Bailey posted a photo and not...

Meet American Girl's New Historic Doll From The Civil Rights Era

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 02.23.2016 | Parents

In honor of Black History Month, American Girl just debuted their new historic doll, Melody Ellison, an African-American character who grew up in Detr...

Amazon And American Girl Are Teaming Up For Live-Action Specials

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents

Amazon has great news for kids and parents who can't get enough of American Girl. On Feb. 1, Amazon confirmed a multimillion dollar deal with the Matt...

The Awesome Change American Girl Is Making In 2016

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.13.2016 | Parents

American Girl just made an awesome move toward inclusiveness. Starting this year, kids with diabetes are able to give their American Girl dolls diabet...

1 Million Doms Supports Samantha Bee's New Show

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

My name is Dom, and I would like to announce the formation of a new organization, One Million Doms (or 1MD). We are launching a new campaign to support Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

Mom Creates 'American Boy' Doll For Son's 6th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.28.2015 | Parents

When her son requested an "American Boy doll" for his sixth birthday, professional photographer and writer Gina DeMillo Wagner had a creative solution...

Dear American Girl

Shanell Mouland | Posted 10.19.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

This isn't an ask, or a complaint or even a suggestion for the name of the next "Girl of the Year" (although Malala seems nice). It's simply a note to tell you of a lovely lady in New Jersey who has made it her business, and her pleasure, to forward two of your beautiful dolls to my daughters every year.

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....

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.

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.

10 Reasons Being A Kid In The '80s Was The Best

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Stephanie Sprenger

Despite being somewhat aesthetically unappealing, we children of the '80s had it pretty good.

Is Pearson Education in Serious Financial Trouble?

Alan Singer | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Alan Singer

Pearson has been making a big push to expand its education, digital services, and testing programs in the United States and in Third World countries, but the company may be way over-extended and unable to deliver on its promises.

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...

10-Year-Old Petitions American Girl For Doll With A Disability

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.29.2013 | Parents

A bright and adorable 10-year-old is petitioning the American Girl brand to name a doll with a disability as its 2015 "Girl of the Year" because "disa...

Conan Has A Boozy Lunch With His American Girl Doll

Posted 12.19.2013 | Comedy

Nothing's more sublime than seeing Conan let loose in a place he has no business visiting. Case in point, his recent trip to the American Girl store,...

PHOTOS: Kate Middleton Is An American Girl Doll Come To Life

Posted 11.13.2013 | Style

Kate Middleton is becoming a style icon in her own right, but we always did get the feeling she reminded us of someone familiar. Today, attending a...

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.

How to Teach Our Kids About the Perils of Lying

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

"As a pediatrician and as a mom, my rule is that lying is never OK. This is a boundary -- and an important one at that -- because it keeps kids safe."

Why An American Girl Doll Made My Daughter So Sad

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.10.2013 | Divorce
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

I was reading the bios out loud, enjoying a warm mother-daughter moment, when my daughter's face fell.

Where Do We Draw the Line With Bullying?

Mallika Chopra | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Mallika Chopra

Kids can be mean. Perhaps it's part of their exploration of boundaries and their power in social circles. As parents, we can teach our own kids the importance of kindness, respect and treating others as we want them to be treated. And, we can guide them to stand up to bullies.

13 Gifts for Kids You Can Feel Good About

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Sandy Henson Corso

Shopping for children during the holidays can be a challenge, especially if you are looking for gifts that cultivate learning and creativity. Here are some gift ideas that will be popular among the kids but also be popular with you!

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...

Life Is an Audition: Recent Books About Young Adult Performers

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 05.23.2012 | Books
Hilary Levey Friedman

While Take a Bow, dancergirl, and the McKenna books don't explicitly offer coping strategies for kids dealing with the constant auditions they must navigate, all the novels highlight the importance of friends in coping with competitive pressure.

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...