American Girl 35th Anniversary Collection | Source: American Girl

For 35 years, American Girl has been teaching kids courage, confidence, compassion, and resilience. To celebrate its history, the brand is bringing back the dolls that made history to inspire a new generation of American Girl fans!

American Girl’s original historical dolls includes Addy Walker, Felicity Merriman, Josefina Montoya, Kirsten Larson, Molly McIntire, and Samantha Parkington. These signature, 18-inch dolls are dressed in their timeless outfits and accessories, complete with the characters’ first paperback books in vintage covers. Each historical heroine comes packaged in a retro American Girl doll box to transport kids back in time, from 1774 to 1944.

To celebrate 35 years of “herstory,” kids can also enjoy special anniversary content and experiences. This Saturday, American Girl and Magnolia Bakery are hosting a Facebook Live birthday bash and kids are invited to decorate cupcakes alongside Chief Baking Officer Bobbie Lloyd and influencers such as Rachel Pitzel, Zooey Miyoshi, and more. For the bookworms enamored with American Girl history, the brand is offering Everything I Need to Know I Learned from American Girl, which includes a full-color illustration spread of fan-favorite characters sharing wise and witty advice from their time.

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For kids who want to celebrate the anniversary with music and movement, the new digital album American Girl Get Up and Dance will have them rhyming through the times. The album includes 10 character-inspired songs, including “Happy Birthday American Girl,” that are available to download on Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora. Kids can also jig along to the songs on the American Girl YouTube channel.

American Girl has even more exciting events and partnerships lined up later this year to celebrate its history. Go to to explore what the 35th Anniversary Collection currently has in store!

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Ria Malatesta

Ria Malatesta

Ria Malatesta is an editorial intern at Adventure Publishing Group. When she’s not writing for the Toy Book, the Toy Insider, or the Pop Insider, she’s scouring Marvel fandom pages and patiently awaiting new episodes of Attack on Titan. She can also be found doodling in the margins of a notebook, cheffing it up in the kitchen, or settling down with a good horror movie marathon.