Saturday, May 30, 2009

American Girl has a new girl - Rebecca!

And Rebecca is - gasp - a Jewish doll! She even lives on the Lower East Side! I'm sure my girls will insist on one of these, and don't think it's lost on me that American Girl knows I will be much more likely to buy them a $95 Rebecca then a $95 Kit or Julie.
The New York Times article I just read about new girl on the block Rebecca expresses my thoughts perfectly on this new addition to the American Girl Family:
The company hopes the doll will appeal to everyone. If a blond Christian
girl in North Dakota enjoys pretending she is living in a tenement on the Lower
East Side in 1914, helping her Bubbie make latkes for
American Girl will be happy to sell her a toy menorah.