American history dolls

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September 19, 2002|By Molly Knight

With their fresh faces and soft cloth bodies, American Girl dolls have been a phenomenon since they were created in 1985. In addition to a unique look, each doll comes with its own story that teaches kids about American history.

As every American Girl fan knows, there also is a series of books to complement the line of dolls. These books tell chatty, upbeat stories centered on life lessons and historical events. One title, Samantha's Ocean Liner Adventure, details a young girl's trip on a steamer ship in 1906. Another, Welcome to Kit's World: Growing Up in the Great Depression, deals with subjects such as poverty and loss (without being a downer).

At 6:45 p.m. today, the North Carroll Branch Library invites kids of all ages to hear American Girl stories. In addition, there will be American Girl theater presentations and crafts - all organized by the North Carroll High School Honor Society. And kids can bring their own American Girl dolls to dress up at the event.

The North Carroll Branch Library is at 2255 Hanover Pike. Call 410-386-4488 to register.

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