I started by meeting Samantha. There was also Felicity, Addy, and probably a few others that I'm forgetting. These books introduced me to history and made me passionate about learning more about the people of the past in a way that very few teachers ever have. I'm not the type to care about dates and times; I want to know about feelings and thoughts. Tell me how it feels to be Felicity, not just what Felicity did.
Do they still make American Girl books? I've seen a few, but they don't look the same. You really can't replace a classic, and I'll never understand why people try. Do kids even read books anymore? My daughter would rather sit down with her Nintendo DSi for hours then read a few pages of a good book.
So, what about you? Did you read the American Girl books when you were a little girl? Who was your favorite character? Does your daughter like them now? I've outgrown them now that I'm a mom myself, but I'll never forget how I used to daydream about reading my American Girl books while sitting side by side with the matching dolls. Ahhhh, childhood dreams.