Meet Melody, American Girl’s newest BeForever doll

American Girl fans, meet Melody Ellison, the newest character to join American Girl’s popular BeForever line. She is a hopeful and positive 9 year-old girl growing up in Detroit, Michigan, during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. She loves to sing and blend her voice with others in harmony. After seeing her family members face racial discrimination and experiencing it for herself, Melody decides to add her voice to those who are speaking up about inequality.

The 18-inch Melody doll has dark skin, dark brown eyes, and thick, textured black hair. Melody comes in a bright blue-and-green houndstooth dress, a blue ribbon headband, and shiny blue patent shoes. Also included is No Ordinary Sound, the first volume in Melody’s classic series, by Denise Lewis Patrick.

The Melody doll and related products will be available later this summer at; at all American Girl retail locations nationwide; through American Girl’s catalogue; and at American Girl specialty boutiques at select Indigo™ and Chapters™ in Canada. The Melody books can also be purchased through retail and online booksellers.

Ages: 8 and up

Launch Date: August 2016