Meet Melody Ellison, the newest character to join American Girl’s popular BeForever line! Melody is a hopeful and positive 9 year-old girl growing up in Detroit, Michigan, during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. She loves to sing and blend her voice with others in harmony. After seeing her family members face racial discrimination and experiencing it for herself, Melody decides to add her voice to those who are speaking up about inequality.
The beautiful 18-inch Melody doll has dark brown eyes and black hair. Melody comes in a bright blue-and-green houndstooth dress, a blue ribbon headband, and shiny blue patent shoes. Also included is No Ordinary Sound, the first volume in Melody’s classic series, by Denise Lewis Patrick.
My girls were beyond thrilled to meet Melody! My oldest loved that she too, loves to sing! Melody is beautiful and like her fellow dolls, high quality. She is made to play with and made to last. Her personality is that of fun inspirations, wanting to be friends with everyone. She made my girls want to throw their own block party!
Of course, Melody also has her own fun accessories that can be purchased separately. You can get her bedroom set, block party set, and matching pj’s for girls and dolls! How adorable are they?
Starting August 25, the Melody doll and related products are available at americangirl.com; at all American Girl retail locations nationwide; through American Girl’s catalogue; and at American Girl specialty boutiques at select Indigo™ and Chapters™ in Canada. The Melody books can also be purchased through retail and online booksellers.
To go along with Melody’s debut, American Girl is launching the Lift Your Voice with Melody campaign. Starting August 20, fans can watch the Lift Your Voice with Melody video at www.americangirl.com/liftyourvoice and then share their own inspiring videos and photos on how they make a difference, using #LiftYourVoice. And, starting August 26, American Girl retail stores are hosting free Melody-inspired events geared for girls ages 8 and up that include a free craft, 1960s music, food, and a free gift. More details are available at www.americangirl.com/retail. We love attending in store events. They are well done, FREE, and my girls love the chance to do a fun activity with their dolls!