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American Girl Kit is an 18” doll that was introduced in 2000 by the American Girl company that produces a line of dolls and accessories depicting young, pre-teen girls from historic periods. The doll’s full name is Margaret Milred ‘Kit’ Kittredge and represents a 10-year-old historical character from 1934 during the Great Depression. Kit was developed to provide a young child’s perspective of events from this important period in American history.
The Kit doll has freckles and a short, blonde hairstyle. She is a clever and resourceful girl with determination and spirit who grows up in Cincinnati, Ohio as her family faces the hardships of the Great Depression. After her father loses his job, her family struggles to face the realities of life during a bleak period in American history.
American Girl Kit doll is dressed in a lilac sweater and a floral linen skirt. The doll wears cotton bloomers paired with white shoes. Kit’s hair is cropped short and her body is made from soft cloth and the movable head and limbs are vinyl.
There are six beautifully illustrated books in the Kit series beginning with ‘Meet Kit’ and an historical ‘Looking Back’ essay which describes life in 1934. Kit has an older brother called Charlie. Her paternal grandmother is Aunt Millie and maternal Uncle Hendrick is wealthy and disapproving.
Kit’s story was dramatised in the movie “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” which opened in theatres on July 2, 2008 with Abigail Breslin in the lead role and Julia Ormond as Kit’s mother. American Girl Kit has a Nintendo DS game called “Kit Mystery Challenge” and a PC video game entitled “A Tree House of My Own”.
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The founder of American Girl was Pleasant Rowland who began the company selling mail order historical dolls and books in 1986. After searching in vain for suitable dolls for her nieces as Christmas gifts, the American Girl flagship line of dolls representing 10 year old historical girls was borne from inspiration Pleasant had upon visiting Colonial Williamsburg.
American Girl Kit is an attractive doll whose story encourages young girls to be resourceful and determined to face all the challenges they may face. Kit reinforces the importance of having strength, courage and spirit.