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“Love has to win.”
This is a message I think we all need to hear right now. There’s so much negativity and it’s easy to get caught up in it. But we all need to spread a little more love.
She ran to the mailbox knowing today was the day Melody would arrive. My daughter has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the doll she “couldn’t wait to meet.”
Melody Ellison, one of the newest additions to American Girl’s BeForever line, shares her voice and her story. Melody is a nine year old girl living in Detroit, Michigan during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s. She and those she loves face great discrimination and inequality. Instead of allowing the circumstances that surround her to defeat her, she is always positive and hopeful. She uses her voice to speak up about inequality and injustice to show people can come together to ignite change.
We often forget about the small stories, the families who faced so much oppression during this time period. These stories get lost but I am grateful that American Girl shared Melody’s story with us. It’s refreshing to give my daughter an example of a young girl strong enough to overcome such adversity.
We had a chance to watch Melody’s story which is now streaming on Amazon. It takes us on a journey of how Melody questions the way things are to soon realizing the world can only change when the people in it do. She brings people together despite all the hate that’s around her. I hope you each will take the time to watch it as well!
To say my daughter loves the Melody doll and her story isn’t enough. The only time she’s without her is when she goes to school!
American Girl has created a beautiful doll with a beautiful story to share!
The Melody Ellis doll has brown eyes and black hair, styled perfectly for the 60’s. She comes in a bright blue and green dress, a blue ribbon headband, and blue patent shoes. She also comes with the first volume of her series, No Ordinary Sound by Denise Lewis Patrick.
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