Dolls of our Lives : Exploring American Girlhood Then and Now

07aug5:30 pm7:30 pm Dolls of our Lives : Exploring American Girlhood Then and NowFree

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Dolls of Our Lives: Exploring American Girlhood Then and Now

A Book Talk and Collection Review with Mary Mahoney and Amy Sopcak Joseph

Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Reception at 5:30 PM | Lecture at 6:00 PM
n-Person Event | Free

Combining history, travelogue, and memoir, Dolls of Our Lives: Why We Can’t Quit American Girl (Macmillan Publishers, 2023)follows Allison Horrocks and Mary Mahoney on an unforgettable journey to the past as they delve into the origins of the iconic American Girl doll brand. Through interviews with a legion of devoted doll lovers, a field trip to Colonial Williamsburg, a place that inspired Pleasant to create American Girl, and an exploration of their own (complicated) fandom, their work takes a deep dive into one of the ’90s’ most coveted products. Join Mary Mahoney for a discussion about the nostalgia and allure of American Girl dolls and see Library Company collections related to American girlhood.


Sponsored by The Davida Tenenbaum Deutsch Program in Women’s History




(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT-04:00)