This past year (2016) American Girl released their newest doll, Melody, an African-American girl living during the 1960s. Her dreams of becoming a famous singer runs along the racial tensions and protests happening around her. A very timely novel for our country. The end of the book also gives more information about the time period, specifically about Detroit, MI where Melody lives.
As a child I had the Addy series and doll. It was interesting to read about slavery through a young girls perspective who was the same age as me. I am glad to see an addition to the American Girl collection that features another person of color during an important part of American history.