Claudie Wells, American Girl's new historical character, is releasing tomorrow, and Barnes and Noble just revealed the summary of her first book!
"Claudie Wells wants more than anything to be a person whose imagination can fly, instead of a person whose feet are stuck on the ground. She believes everyone has a talent except for her. She's growing up in the neighborhood of Harlem in New York City during the 1920s, surrounded by writers and poets, painters and sculptors, actors and dancers, singers and musicians. When an eviction notice threatens her family, friends, and the beloved boardinghouse they share, Claudie has an idea that just might save the day. But first she'll have to find the confidence to let her imagination soar."
It seems like Claudie is interested in aviation, which would make sense due to female pilots at the time introducing girls to flying. Bessie Coleman was a popular African-American pilot in the 1920s, who Claudie could have been inspired by, as well as Amelia Earhart. It also says that Claudie lives in a boarding house, which was common during the Harlem Renaissance.
I can't wait to read this book and learn more about Claudie tomorrow!