A rude American girl doll experience

A few months ago at the American girl doll place in Manhattan a girl on a play date took her American girl doll from Target to the American girl doll place and was refused the hair salon treatment because her doll was not from American girl doll and was not real. Her mom who was not there at that time wrote a letter to American girl saying that she was thankful that American girl had refused the girl whose name is Etta! Also the other parents in line were making very rude comments about the refusal to do Etta’s dolls hair and Etta had been so confident that her doll was so real and she was very humiliated that it was not.

Etta had bought two dolls from Target and she brought her best doll, and even dressed her and herself up for the event her friend Julie had invited her to go to.

By: Sylvie Rosen

August 21, 2007. American girl experiences. 25 comments.

Addy Walker, Her Life, Her Time

Addy Walker was discriminated. That means that she was seperated from the rest of the crowd, because she was black. I think Addy has an intersesting life. What about you?

Master Stevens kept Addy and her family for slaves. Slaves and maids are two very different things. Maids want to do their job for money. Slaves don’t get money, and they’re forced to do it. It’s sad 😦

Addy soon escapes Master Stevens with her mother in 1864. They escaped through the ocean, her mother couldn’t swim. Addy had learned how to swim, so she was good to go. She had to help mother get through the hard waves, and they are free. They lose the rest of their family though. Addy learns what it means to be free and she learns to read and write and make new friends. Still she has hope faith through these hard times, and keeps her dreams alive.

Addy was introduced in 1986 and was the second girl to be in the series after Kirsten, Molly, and Samantha.

Addy has had a lot of hard times in her life. And sad times. I think Addy has an intersesting life. What about you?

Once again we would like you to thank American girl collecting to lend us these pictures for our posts.

By Julia Jarvis and Sylvie Rosen


August 19, 2007. History of the dolls. 26 comments.

Emily Bennet, Her Life, Her Time

This is Emily Bennet. She’s a shy English girl. Emily gets herself in tight situations, but she always finds a way out of them.

Emily moved in with Molly, ever since her parents died 😦 Emily’s first lie starts a little something like this. “My parents are lord and lady Bennet,” Emily tells Molly, Linda and Susan. They are all amazed and they start curtsying when they say hi. Molly learns that her parents aren’t lord and lady Bennet, but she waits for Emily to tell her the truth.

I think Emily is a great American girl, don’t you think so?

Emily’s pictures are once again from American girl collecting

August 9, 2007. History of the dolls. 3 comments.

Madison Pettis: Birthday at American Girl

Madison Pettis with her American Girl doll Hello everyone! You know Madison Pettis, who plays Sophie in Cory in the House? Well, this is something interesting. She celebrated her ninth birthday at American girl, it was a private party, in a private dining room 🙂

Madison has quite a few American girl dolls. They’ve shown the dolls on TV, in some episodes of Cory in the House. One is the Napper’s Delight. She used the Just Like You doll #26H. Do you know any other episodes with her dolls in it?

August 9, 2007. American girl experiences, Cool Things To Know. 18 comments.

Kit Kittredge, Her Life, Her Time

Take a look at this post by us and the pictures from American girl collecting.

As you know, Kit’s movie is coming out in theatres! But, I bet a lot of you want to know more about Kit than you already do. This passage will take you through Kit’s time, what she’s going through.

Kit Kittredge is not your ordinary girl. She’s a tomboy, she used to have a girly girl room, all pink and frilly! But, soon after the Kittredges lost their home. Kit’s afraid she will have to move in with grouchy Uncle Hendrick! But, her mom had an idea. One word, BOARDERS! Boarders are people who live in a household, with other people they know, or don’t know. Boarders have to pay rent, so the person owning the house can pay taxes. Kit now learns that change can be good.

To learn more about Kit, read all her books, and make sure to watch the movie next summer!

August 9, 2007. History of the dolls. 2 comments.

Kaya, Her Life, Her Time

is a Nez Perce girl growing up in 1764. She loves to ride her horse Steps High, play with her pup Tatlo, or share stories with her blind sister. Kaya wants to be the leader of her tribe and prepare them for the future. She draws strength from her family, and they tell her that she is a bold warrior women. Kaya is short for Kaya’aton’my which means she who aranges rocks.

Kaya was introduced to the collection in 2002 as the first American girl.


American girl collecting was so kind to lend us these pictures and we want to thank them.

August 9, 2007. History of the dolls. 1 comment.

Josefina Monatoya, Her Life, Her Time


Doesn’t Josefina look good in her outfits these are from American girl collecting again.

Josefina Monatoya lives in New Mexico in 1824. Ever since her mama died she and her sisters have bravely met the challenges of the rancho. As they watch the Americans arrive from the east Josefina and her sisters struggle to hold on to their mothers love and her ways. Josefina wants to become a Tia Magdalena like her mother.

Josefina was the sixth American girl added to the collection. She was added in 1997.


August 9, 2007. History of the dolls. Leave a comment.

Felicity Merriman, Her Life, Her Time

Felicity Merriman
is a spunky girl growing up in Virgina, 1774. Her parents want Felicity to be a regular young women, but Felicity wants to be outside with the horses and nature. Soon Felicity learns what it means to be independent and respect her friends and family. Elizabeth Cole is Felicity’s best friend.

Felicity was the first doll that was added to the collection in 1991 then in 2002 Molly, Kirsten, and Samantha were added. Shortly after that Felicity’s items were removed from the catalog and were only sold online. But then her item’s came back.


Felicity is my personal second favorite doll. I love these pictures from American girl collecting .

August 9, 2007. History of the dolls. 6 comments.

Samantha Parkington, Her Life, Her Time

Samantha Parkington is a favorite for a lot of girls. She’s Nellie’s best friend, she’s a hero, because she helped get Nellie and her sisters out of that orphanage! But she’s more than just that, you’ll find out what more she is in this passage, so read on girls!

On May 26th, 1895, a little baby was born. Little did these parents know, their baby was going to be a hero. Not just any hero, a hero with guts, a hero that wasn’t afraid of anything, and that hero was a kid. Her name was Samantha Parkington.

Samantha didn’t grow up with her parents. Samantha wasn’t exactly an orphan. Her grandmother, Grandmary had taken her, for she was her godmother. But, Samantha didn’t stay with Grandmary all her life either. But, Grandmary didn’t die when she left the household. Samantha went to live with her Aunt Cornelia and Uncle Gard in Mount Bedford, New York.

Samantha became a hero. Nellie was put in an orphanage. Guess what Samantha did to save the day! She collected Nellie and her sisters and brought them to her house, up in the attic part. But, little did they know, Gertrude, the housemaid would come into the room and find the girls 😦 She then told Uncle Gard and Aunt Cornelia ASAP! Aunt Cornelia and Uncle Gard were very disappointed in Samantha, but she was just doing the right thing!

To find out more about Samantha, read her books!

August 9, 2007. History of the dolls. 4 comments.

Elizabeth Cole, Her Life, Her Time

Elizabeth Cole. What are some things you think of when I say her name? Elizabeth Cole. I think of her attending lessons with Felicity at Miss Manderly’s, Felicity, mostly and I think of Loyalists and Patriots. If you’ve never read Elizabeth’s story, this post is for you! If you know a lot about Elizabeth, just read for the fun of it! It can’t hurt!

The Cole family were Loyalists, which means they thought the Colonists should stay loyal to the king of England. Felicity’s family thought the exact opposite, which was a problem. But, Elizabeth and Felicity had many things in common, plus they liked each other! So why stop seeing each other just because of what they believe in! Felicity’s father always called Elizabeth and her the merriest girls in Virginia!

Elizabeth met Felicity at Miss Manderly’s, where they learned to become gentlewomen. Elizabeth had an older sister, Annabelle. Annabelle was snotty, and liked the apprentice, Ben Davidson. Annabelle calls Elizabeth Bitsy. I would say “how rude!”

Elizabeth was very funny; for when Annabelle scolded or snipped at her, Elizabeth would gently tease her, Annabelle could see how ridiculous she was acting!

That’s pretty much all you need to know about Elizabeth! Be sure to read her book, Very Funny Elizabeth!

August 9, 2007. History of the dolls. Leave a comment.

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