Meet The Newest American Girl

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Meet Rebecca Rubin, the first historical Jewish American Girl doll, whose story will introduce young readers to Russian-Jewish immigrant life amongst the tenement houses of the Lower East Side of New York City in 1914.


"I'm surprised," Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League tells the New York Times, "It's not offensive. It's sensitive. How about that? Most of the time these things fall into stereotypes which border on the offensive." [NYTimes]

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Captain Peasant of the Comment Ghetto

There is nothing American Girl can do to make up for taking away Samantha. She had the COOLEST stuff.

Although my older female relations were always way more into my doll than I really was. And I have the matching nightgowns to prove it.