In the early 1990s, American Girl was trying to decide what time period to use for their first African-American historical character. One of the time periods considered was the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, but the Civil War was ultimately decided upon. But now, 30 years later, we finally have our 1920s Historical Character. Today, Claudie Wells has landed at americangirl.com!
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.
The 18 inch Claudie doll has short curly black hair, dark skin, a brand new face mold and decal brown eyes. She comes in a green jacket, a blue checkered dress, a blue hairbow and with her book Meet Claudie, written by two-time New York Times bestseller Brit Bennett. The Claudie doll and book cost $115, and the book separately costs $16.
Claudie's Accessories come with a blue hat, a Baby Ruth bar, a bag, a notebook with Claudie's name on it, and a silver heart necklace. Her accessories cost $36.
Claudie's Dog is named Dizzy Dot. Dizzy Dot costs $30.
Claudie's big ticket item is Angelo's Bakery, which is where Claudie's dad works. It costs $295.
Just like we speculated, Claudie has a kick scooter! It costs $65.
Claudie's Jazz Performance Outfit costs $36.