American Girl

I came across this image on Tumblr tonight and immediately, my childhood reading experiences came back to mind because I read all of these books. These are the original American Girl books–historical fiction stories for children, about a ten-year-old girl living in different historical periods. 
These books are probably the reason for my historical-seeking reading behavior now. I think I started with Addy’s stories, then read Samantha and Kirsten’s in school. In about third grade. Then I definitely remember reading Molly’s stories and then, later reading Felicity and Josefina’s books. I had most of the books at home–and they were such gorgeous books and the historical notes at the end were the bomb. 
So. Yeah. Slice of childhood. 

8 thoughts on “American Girl

  1. I had no idea about books series while growing up. I wish my parents had pushed me more into reading than they did. I did not discover any series or brand of books until my first Harlequin. Then I was stuck, but not in a good way. It was an escape, but not the kind I needed to nurture my independence.Today, I'm discovering whole new lines of books and their readers. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. MEMORIES!!!Yep, totally screaming right now. I loved American Girl! I still have my doll! And the books I had! I didn't have them all, but I would read them in the library by the handful. The library was literally one block from where my parent's worked, so I would be in there for hours sometimes. So long my mom would call and make sure I was still there. ^_^American Girl! *warm fuzzy memories all around* I didn't read any of Josephina's books though, just the original five. Memories!!

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