We (practically) know that Kirsten is coming back. However, with the latest American Girls having only two books, they are likely to put Meet Kirsten, Kirsten Learns a Lesson, and Kirsten's Surprise into one book while they make Happy Birthday, Kirsten!, Kirsten Saves the Day, and Changes for Kirsten the second book. No guarantees, though--The Gift, Samantha's new, abridged book, doesn't contain a bit of Samantha's Surprise. Rather, it's a mash-up of Meet Samantha, Samantha Learns a Lesson, and Samantha and the Blue Bicycle (the latter an American Girl Short Story).
So I cannot help but wonder, what will they keep, and what will they remove? One YouTube pointed out that, although Kirsten wasn't a naughty, mischievous troublemaker, she did often cause trouble; e.g., she practically set her house on fire. Also as the YouTuber pointed out, her story was a bit depressing--her best friend died in the first book! So I'm thinking that although the edited books will not have Kirsten perfect--no person is!--she'll stir up less trouble. Also, her stories will remain historical fiction, but they'll be a bit more light-hearted.
One part I wonder about in particular is the term "Indian." That is politically incorrect--and just plain incorrect--"Indians" are people that were here before Europeans, not actual Indians--today but was used decades ago when Kirsten's books were first published. It was also the term Kirsten and her family would have used. So on one hand, AG might change the term to "Native American," might completely remove the plot with Singing Bird, or might keep the term but put in a note that it's not correct, like they did with the term "colored" for Melody.
What are your thoughts? What will they remove and/or change for the upcoming abridged Kirsten books? And what about the term "Indian"?