Image from the American Girl website
Cécile Rey and Marie-Grace Gardner, representing girls of 1853 New Orleans, are new dolls in the American Girl historic line. I found out about this soon-to-be released pair after reading an update by doll-friend, Margaret, who pens the Fashions for the 18-inch Dolls in Your Life blog. On Margaret's blog, readers are kept abreast of information about, and clothing for, 18-inch American Girl and AG-type dolls.
I browsed the American Girl website, read more about the dolls, and watched this informative video.
After 25 years, I am delighted AG has added another African American doll to the historic line whose story differs greatly from Addy Walker's former slave-recently-escaped-to-freedom story.
If you collect American Girl dolls or know a parent who might be interested in purchasing the new girls and their books, the dolls can be preordered now at the American Girl website and will be in their outlet stores on August 30, 2011.
Thanks again, Margaret, for keeping us informed on everything new in 18-inch doll world.