We have been long-time American Girl doll fans, so when we heard that the brand was coming out with a new doll from the 1960’s era and from Detroit we were overjoyed! This doll, from the BeForever™ line, is now available in stores! Read on to learn more about her story and find out how you can enter to win your very own Melody doll from American Girl.
Meet Melody Ellison
Melody Ellison was raised in the 1960’s in Detroit, during the civil rights movement and the rise of Motown music. Her story is set against the backdrop of these times in history with the uplifting motto “Lift Your Voice”. Not only do we love the retro appeal of this doll but also that her positive and optimistic story brings an important time in history together in a way that makes it relatable and understandable for young readers.
Hear more about her story from American Girl:
Melody’s Detroit Debut
Last weekend we joined American Girl in the celebration of Melody’s launch at the Charles H. Wright African American History museum in Detroit. Along with getting a fun preview of the new doll line at the event, we were excited to hear that American Girl has announced a partnership with the Detroit Public library and donated $175,000 to help support the children’s section of their 22 Detroit branches. Also, through their $50,000 monetary donation and donation of Melody dolls and books to the library system – any area child that would like a copy of her first book can receive one free through the Detroit library until the end of the year. We love that!
Now let’s take a quick look at some of the items in her line – we are obsessed with her awesome 1960’s style!
This beautiful doll can be purchased online or in stores for $115 and she comes with her first paperback book, No Ordinary Sound. If you’re local to Detroit, you can find her at the all new pop-up store at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi.
Be sure to also look for her many fun accessories that are sold separately – like her adorable bedroom and block party sets. Plus, check out our favorite accessory – her Christmas outfit and travel set.
Enter to Win Melody Ellison
We will keep the exciting news coming – right now you can enter to win your very own doll! Enter below and good luck! Must be 18+ US only to enter. Contest ends 9/13/2016. Prize provided by American Girl brand.