People often ask me why the American Girls collection has
sustained the interest of its audience for more than a decade,
why their affection for it remains so deep. My answer has
always been the books.
The books are truly the heart of The American Girls Collection. They
present memorable characters engaged in compelling adventures
with which girls of today can identify They teach American history,
traditions, and values, artfully weaving together education and
entertainment, putting vitamins in the chocolate cake!
The young readers who devour the American Girls books take pride
in their newfound knowledge. They realize that the important
concepts they've learned are not only fun to think about but are also
a meaningful connection to parents and teachers. They see that respect
and admiration come with being well informed.
But there is something else in these books, something ineffable but
immensely powerful, and that is their spirit of generosity and
tenderness as they teach gentle life lessons. Full of wisdom and
encouragement, these stories both protect and prepare girls, showing
them how to meet their own challenges with strength and courage.
I believe that The American Girls Revue captures that ineffable essence so
effectively that all who see it will understand why The American
Girls Collection has won forever the hearts of those who read its
books and fall in love with its earnest, determined young heroines.
Pleasant T. Rowland
President of Pleasant Company
Creator of American Girl