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The newest girl on the block is finally here! Melody Ellison, the newest American Girl doll has arrived and is representing Detroit like nothing before. As a member of the iconic American Girl collection, Melody is hitting the town, bringing the spotlight back to Detroit, Motown, and the civil rights movement. She is a very strong and determined young lady who uses her music to lift her voice to the social injustices of being black in the 1960s. Melody surrounds everything she does with love, family, church, and MUSIC. See a common theme yet?
A lot like today, Melody is a symbol of community and unity and her doll shows girls that no matter who you are, you are important and can make a difference. With her motto of “Lift Your Voice” she inspires hope and determination in the face of adversity. Melody is upbeat and optimistic and her doll shows all those qualities of her. Don’t believe me? Read the first novel that accompanies Melody and you will understand.
The Melody doll, available for $115 through American Girl or locally at their pop up store at 12 Oaks Mall is a welcomed addition to the line and is full of Detroit heart. With her retro look she is ready to tackle both her time in the 1960’s and the everyday struggles of her new best friend, your girl. She fits right in with all the past American Girl dolls and will be sure to delight your girl for a long time. The doll comes with Melody’s first book which I mentioned and there are lots of additional accessories you can get for her, including a retro recording studio (back to those music roots again). Nothing about Melody will disappoint.
Not only will Melody teach young girls Detroit history, I believe the doll itself will become history. She has such a hard yet uplifting story to tell. And as any American Girl fan knows, the dolls stories become such an important part of who they are, both doll and the girl who owns her.
Welcome to Detroit, Melody. We are so happy you are here!