In looking at American Girl's Archiving pattern, chances are great we will have a 1950s doll in 2015.
Books are currently being written by Valerie Tripp.
- When Samantha (1904) archived in Dec 2008, that left room for Rebecca (1914) to debut May 2009.
- In 2009 Kirsten (1854) was archived so that the Best Friends Collection NOLA girls, Cécile and Marie Grace (1853) could debut 2011. (what appeared to be behind schedule).
- Next Felicity (1774) archived 2011, making room for Caroline (1812) debut Sept 2012.
- Last year we saw Molly (1944) one of the original historical characters archive 2013, making room (possibly) for a 1950s character.
Lets face it...who doesn't LOVE the 50s?? My mom was born 1951 and my dad was in elementary school. My favorite singer Elvis Presley was all the rage in 1956.
I decided to look up the 1954 - 1956 in wikipedia to see what major historical events happened.
President: Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican)
Vice President: Richard Nixon (Republican)
February 23 – The first mass vaccination of children against polio begins in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
March 1 – U.S. officials announce that a hydrogen bomb test has been conducted on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
May 17 – Brown v. Board of Education (347 US 483 1954): The United States Supreme Court rules that segregated schools are unconstitutional.
September 3 – The last new episode of The Lone Ranger is aired on radio, after 2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years.
September 11 – The Miss America Pageant is broadcast on television for the first time.
July 18 – The Disneyland Theme Park opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
December 1 – Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person, and the national civil rights movement begins.
September 9 – Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
November 13 – The United States Supreme Court declares Alabama and Montgomery, Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
All of these events would make for an interesting book series.
What are your thoughts??