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.
I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion!