Meet Molly: An American Girl by Valerie TrippI used to love these books when I was a kid. Felicity was my particular favorite, though, with Molly ranking somewhere behind Samantha and Addy, and possibly also behind Kirsten. Sorry, Molly. But at any rate, I think I can safely point to the American Girls series as being the catalyst for my lifelong love of historical fiction, and this is book especially stands out in my mind. Its a cute story, with an Obvious Message, though not so Anvilicious as to turn off the target audience, I dont think. And its a quick, light read too, with just enough history woven in where its needed to make things flow smoothly, which should be a plus if youre struggling with a reluctant reader. (Its worth a quick read for grown-up girls, too, if only for the nostalgia.)
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They had elaborate outfits for every occasion, they came with adorable, miniature accessories and each doll had an exciting and historically accurate backstory. Flipping through the American Girl catalogue, at one point the only place to buy the dolls, was basically heaven. Many of the older models can still fetch hundreds or even thousands of dollars on eBay, depending on the type and condition.
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And the '90s when car dashboards spilled over with Beanie Babies? You know which doll breaks the collectible-gone-wrong mold? There is a decent market for American Girl dolls every day of the week. Now the company sells more than four dozen versions of the dolls, including a limited-edition "Girl of the Year. The first American Girl store opened in Chicago in