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Watch AG Melody 1963 in Honor of MLK Day!

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Amazon, partnered with American Girl, is offering free streaming of An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win today!

Melody Ellison is the newest historical American Girl. I love her for so many reasons, but mainly because she is a Detroiter! The movie is based in 1963 Detroit during the civil rights movement. Melody’s eyes are opened to racial inequality after the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing. Her belief in the “indivisible” promise of our pledge comes into question as she challenges her teacher on the validity after this horrific event. After a journey of self-reflection, her mom boosts her courage by instilling in her that love brings out the best in everyone; reminding Melody that it’s important to “stand up for what’s right, even when it’s hard or scary.”

If you miss the free streaming window, try signing up for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime Video!
Or, even better, read the booksAmerican Girl books were my favorite as a kid. I still have them actually!
Check out Melody in both of her episodes on Amazon or go one step further and buy the doll! And her outfits. And her books. 🙂

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