American Girl is there for girls every step of the way—as they begin to read, start school, face issues about friends and family, and dream about setting off on their own adventures. It is no wonder that our titles have graced the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly and BookSense, in addition to garnering dozens of awards from parents groups and industry leaders.
American Girl’s character books feature historical fiction that teaches history, traditions, and values, artfully weaving together education and entertainment. Each character’s story is told in six compelling books, focusing on family, school, holiday, birthday, summer, and winter adventures. Gentle life lessons throughout the stories remind girls of such lasting values as the importance of family and friends, compassion, responsibility, and forgiveness. Full of wisdom and encouragement, the stories show girls how to meet their own challenges with strength and courage.
Pleasant Company Publications was the publishing arm of the American Girl company until roughly 2012, at which point it was returned under the American Girl brand.