Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New African-American Character Joins American Girl

Remember when I made a list of some book series which includes protagonists of color?  And I praised American Girl's diversity on its roster of titles?  Well, they've done it again by introducing two new girls to their titles, one of which is an African-American character named Cecile Rey.

This is the first time one title will be shared by two characters.  Cecile will be joined by Marie-Grace Gardner in a compelling tale set in 19th-century New Orleans.

I have always praised American Girl's historical fiction and their commitment to racial diversity in their products.  Check out the new series and see how these two girls' fates intertwine in one of America's greatest cities.

 Meet Cécile (American Girl) (American Girls Collection)Troubles for Cécile (American Girl) (American Girls Collection)Cécile's Gift (American Girl) (American Girls Collection)


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