It’s a big complicated world out there. American Girl wants to help our girls navigate it and make a difference too.

Conversations for Change will highlight various female trailblazers who share their unique stories and perspectives to help foster empathy, equality, and respect—while inspiring others to share their voices for good.

The first episode, 4 Generations of Black Voices, features Marley Dias, youth activist and author; Paris Williams, Paris Cares Foundation, along with her mom and educator Alicia Marshall plus, writer and American Girl author Denise Lewis Patrick.

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Throughout 2021, American Girl’s Conversations for Change series will highlight more videos, letters, and advice from incredible young leaders who are determined to make the world a better place. Future episodes include Climate Change airing in April, Go for Your Goals airing this summer and Breaking Barriers slated to air this fall.

To help continue the message, American Girl has made its stories written by Black women and featuring Black heroines available to download on its free online library and has donated $500,000 in these and other titles to schools and libraries across the country.

“For 35 years, American Girl has created timeless stories and diverse characters who show girls how to change the world with courage, resilience, and kindness”, said Jamie Cygielman, General Manager of American Girl. “Through this new platform, we’re excited to give real girls the opportunity to share how their stories—and actions—are sparking meaningful conversations and positive change. We hope these stories inspire others to get involved and make a difference.”