Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Melody Doll and Book

Melody Doll and Book

Fall 2016 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: American Girl
Price: $120.00

The newest addition to American Girl's BeForever line, Melody Ellison, has been much anticipated. As the company's third African American Doll, Melody is a well-made, beautiful dark skinned doll clothed in the style characteristic of the time period. She's the first black doll with a story set in the 20th century.

As is standard with American Girl dolls, Melody is packaged with a historically accurate storybook. Set in the pivotal years of 1963 - 1964, Melody Ellison's story introduces children to the Civil Rights Movement, critical changes and challenges in race relations as well as the social, artistic, national, and international climate of the era. The history is important; the lessons Melody and her story can impart through play are not only relevant, they're essential.

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