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5 Feminist Lessons We Learned From American Girl Books

Bustle | Posted 11.20.2014 | Women
Bustle

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...

Open Letter to American Girl

John Riofrio | Posted 10.16.2011 | Women
John Riofrio

We received our first issue of American Girl magazine earlier this summer and, to be frank, I'm concerned.

Barbie, American Girl Drive Mattel's Holiday Win

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (By Ben Klayman) - Mattel Inc, the No. 1 toy company, staked its claim as the winner of the holiday shopping season as strong demand for its ...

'Tis the Season Jews Can't Compete

Wendy Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wendy Sachs

From Charlie Brown to Glee, at this time of year there's no escaping the enchanting seduction and spectacle of Christmas. And if there's ever a time Jewish kids feel excluded from the party, it's now.

Brad Pitt & Chris Cornell Play With Dolls

tmz.com | 9/29/2010 12:30 AM PDT by TMZ Staff   | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Brad Pitt and rocker Chris Cornell scheduled a play date with each other at the American Girl store in L.A. last weekend -- and lucky for their sense ...

American Girl's 'Shine On Now' Campaign Inspires Girls To Make A Difference

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

American Girl, the company known for the collection of popular dolls bearing the name, has kicked off the Shine On Now campaign, encouraging young gir...

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 ...

American Girl's Homeless Doll: "Gwen" Hits Market At $95

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's a fine line between advocacy and, well, poor taste. The ever-popular American Girls brand has released a controversial new doll named "Gwen," ...

Landlord Goes Back To Work To Let Unemployed Tenants Stay Rent-Free

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the Huffington Post continues to bear witness to the effects of the current economic environment on ordinary Americans, we've found additional comp...

"American Girl" Rebecca Rubin Doll Accidentally Named After Eco-Terrorist

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rubin, 36 years old, is also known as "Little Missy." She is listed as "armed and dangerous" by the FBI for her alleged involvement in groups that led...

Open Letter to American Girl Dolls

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sybil Adelman Sage

The Ming Lee doll was adopted from a Chinese orphanage and flown to America to join her celebrity family and meet her Ethiopian and Cambodian siblings.