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American Girl, the beloved brand known for helping girls grow up with confidence and character has launched an important new resource for families called Conversations for Change on americangirl.com.

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The digital platform highlight’s various female trailblazers who share their unique stories and perspectives to help foster empathy, equality, and respect—while inspiring others to share their voices for good, too.

The first episode, 4 Generations of Black Voices, features Marley Dias, youth activist and author; Paris Williams, Paris Cares Foundation, along with her mom and educator Alicia Marshall; plus, writer and American Girl author Denise Lewis Patrick. These advocates for change are working hard to ensure Black stories and Black voices are seen, heard, and valued.

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In support, the company, known for having one of the most inclusive and diverse selections of dolls and books today, has made its stories written by Black women and featuring Black heroines available to download on its free online library to raise visibility, and has donated $500,000 in these and other titles to schools and libraries across the country.

Throughout 2021, American Girl’s Conversations for Change series will highlight more videos, letters, and advice from incredible young leaders who are determined to make the world a better place.

New 80’s Inspired American Girl Doll That Loves Tech & Empowering Women

Meet the new 80’s inspired American Girl Doll that’s all about video games and empowering women.

American Girl announced the launch of its first historical character in three years, Courtney Moore. She is a total ‘80s girl whose big, bright and bold ideas inspire today’s young ladies to find their inner hero to accomplish great things. Growing up in 1986, Courtney’s story reflects the pop culture of the decade from sky-high hair, neon-colored fashions, music television, and video gaming to major historical moments surrounding women in government and space exploration, as well as larger cultural shifts around blended families and emerging technology.

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To further empower today’s gals in technology and beyond, American Girl is partnering with Girls Who Code, a leading nonprofit that’s on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. From now through December 31, 2020, American Girl is matching customer donations dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $50,000 to support the organization’s programming and outreach to girls, including those from historically underrepresented minority groups. In addition, American Girl is providing a $5,000 scholarship to four deserving Girls Who Code members to help further their education in computer science or a related field. To learn more about how American Girl is helping Girls Who Code, visit americangirl.com/gwc.

Meet Melody American Girl’s ® Newest BeForever Doll Who Finds Her Voice Amid The Civil Rights Movement

After her debut in Detroit on Saturday, Melody EllisonAmerican Girl’s ® newest historical BeForever doll, is now available for purchase across the nation.

Melody’s character is a 9-year-old Detroit girl and aspiring singer who finds her voice in Motown sound amid the civil rights movement in the 1960s, according to the company.