American Girl was launched in 1992 as part of the company’s efforts to further fuel connection and belonging among girls. Similar to its dolls and books, this age-appropriate periodical is meant to encourage experiences that help pre-teens reach their full potential and develop a healthy sense of self.
An award-winning publication, American Girl addresses both the hopes and worries all girls share at this transitional stage of life through motivational advice, timely articles, positive life tips and reader-submitted stories. Popular topics include: friendships, emotions, divorce, siblings, health and growing up. The intent is to foster self-esteem, imagination, confidence and positivity.
American Girl caters to girls’ creative interests by offering fresh ideas for wholesome fun — crafts, activities, games, recipes, contests and parties. There is even a forum for readers to share their stories and a help column that answers their submitted questions. All with no advertising!
Girls who loved, but have outgrown, the American Girl dolls find American Girl magazine to be a nice transition.
Eight to twelve-year-old girls who could use a supportive resource at this confusing but exciting time in their lives will enjoy a subscription to American Girl.