Meet Melody: A Girl With Big Motown Dreams Theresa October 30, 2016 Toys 20 Comments If you grew up with American Girl dolls in the early ’90s, you would be familiar with the classic dolls, such as Samantha, Kirsten, Addy, Felicity and Molly. Over time, the Historical Characters line from American Girl doll has been rebranded, with some of the characters becoming archived. Even though the modern looking Truly Me dolls have a certain appeal, the BeForever doll line continues to expand. When you are looking for a doll that teaches about history, these dolls are classic. Most important, they also teach about how to have empathy, confidence, and bravery. Meet Melody: An American Girl Doll With Big Motown Dreams In August 2016, American Girl debuted a highly anticipated new addition, Melody Ellison. In the Detroit-based plot of the book No Ordinary Sound: A Melody Classic, you can picture what life was like in Motor City in the 1960’s, as you can almost hear the Ford cars driving by on the road while you read the page-turning first story in her series. This story of Melody shows the big Motown dreams of a young girl. If you love inspirational stories, this one is well worth checking out to better understand the newest BeForever doll. American Girl Debuts A New BeForever Doll With retro clothing and a classic American Girl doll smile, Melody looks as stylish as she does friendly. To fit in the historical context of her times, she wears a mod shift dress that has a simple shape, a bow, and vibrant blue and green colors. She has medium length hair and bangs. Since many of the American Girl dolls from the BeForever collection are from the 1700s to the early 1900s, children can find it refreshing to learn about life in the mid-1900s. The 1960’s were an era of change that many children find interesting and appealing. Melody: A Girl Who Uses Her Talents Melody is a girl with many talents, and she is wise enough to know to use them. Since she comes from a very musical family, she can sing and play piano. Eagerly, she anticipates singing her first solo. She knows that hard work will help her become a better singer, but she is frustrated and discouraged when she sees another girl who stands to sing with a natural, beautiful and effortless confidence. Will she ever be as naturally talented as other girls seem to be? As the story continues, Melody realizes that everyone has a talent to improve. As Melody overcomes her nervousness in order to sing in front of others, she gains a confidence that can inspire young readers everywhere. One of the best parts of the BeForever line is that each doll shows children how to be more compassionate, more outspoken, and more bold. If you want to instill a good-natured attitude in your child, Melody is the right doll for you. For more toy ideas children will enjoy, follow Theresa’s Reviews on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flipboard and Youtube. Disclosure I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion! 20 Responses Kecia October 31, 2016 I think it’s great to include a history lesson in with a fun doll like Melody! Children don’t realize they are learning, but yet they can retain the information and know what it was like to live back then. Reply Logan October 31, 2016 Melody is so adorable! My daughter is just now starting to really get into baby dolls and I can’t wait to buy her an American Girl Doll. I had Samantha growing up and adored her. Reply Jena Proctor October 31, 2016 I adore these dolls, I had two as a little girl and will pass them on to my girls when they are a little older. Melody is lovely! Reply Elizabeth Ann October 31, 2016 What a great addition to the BeForever dolls! I have Josefina. I got her for Christmas back when the dolls cost around $80. haha I love the history behind each doll and how it transports you into their lives. Elizabeth Ann // http://www.lovedoinglife.com Reply karen October 31, 2016 Love this BeForever line! What a great vibe to remind girls about their strength! Melody is a fabulous doll that any girl or boy would be lucky to have! Reply Kim November 1, 2016 She is adorable. These were so popular when I was younger and I love that they are still around. Motown theme is fun! Reply Debra November 1, 2016 She is so darling, I had an American Girl Doll when I was a girl and they will always have a special place in my heart. Reply OurFamilyWorld November 1, 2016 Melody is adorable. I love that these dolls show children how to be compassionate, outspoken, and bold. What a great gift idea for Christmas. Reply Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories November 1, 2016 I love that these dolls come from different cultures and backgrounds. A Motown doll is so clever to teach kids about chasing their dreams and overcoming obstacles. Reply Terri Steffes November 1, 2016 She’s a beauty! I love that era of clothing and they did a great job of dressing her. I love her story, too. It must be told! Reply Krystel@planningthemagic November 1, 2016 I love American dolls. I love the history and story behind each of them. I love how they do such a great job at getting dolls from all different types of backgrounds and tell you their story. Melody is a great addition! Reply Dawn McAlexander November 1, 2016 That is so cute! My daughter used to have some American Girls dolls when she was little. I remember them. This one fits right in with them. Reply Di Hickman November 1, 2016 Not being American (I grew up in England) I have to say I never about these dolls till we moved here. I love that each one has a different story and message! Reply Tabitha November 1, 2016 I used to be obsessed with American Girl dolls! I love that they’re still bringing new ones out! I had Samantha and she was the best! Reply CourtneyLynne November 1, 2016 Omg love the new doll!!!! We love American Girl dolls! They were a favorite of mine too when I was a kid! Reply Taylor Mobley November 2, 2016 I had 13 American Girl Dolls growing up. I loved them SO much. I kept all of them so that I can give them to my daughters one day. 🙂 I love this new doll! Reply Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com November 2, 2016 Love this doll and American Girl! My daughter is such a huge fan and I think she will love Melody! Reply Whitney S November 2, 2016 I’ve never heard of the BeForever line, but every little girl was crazy about American Girl when I was growing up! Reply Caroline November 5, 2016 Melody is awesome! I grew up on American Girl dolls and the books too! Love that they are still around! I can’t wait til I’m older and having kids so my future daughter can love them as much as I did! Reply Best Kids Holiday Gifts For 2016 - Theresa's Reviews November 27, 2016 […] Meet Melody: A Girl With Big MoTown Dreams […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.