If you have an American Girl fan at home, chances are you’ve already read one of the brand’s many historical fiction or advice books together. Years ago, my niece, now in high school, passed along “The Care and Keeping of You,” a classic among AG fans, to my daughter. Now 10, my daughter and I have turned to it countless times.
Yesterday, American Girl announced it will be sharing some of its most popular books via a just-launched free online library while we all quarantine during CO-VID 19. Every week, AG will release a series of books you can download for free. Week one features A Smart Girl’s Guide: Worry. The book gives tips and inspiration to help girls feel less stressed and have more fun and the timing couldn’t be more perfect.
This week’s free downloads also spotlight Nanea, a girl growing up in Pearl Harbor during the 1940s. Along with the book for your girl, you can download a teacher’s guide with discussion starters. I’m hoping this inspires my daughter to put down her phone and pick up her dolls and their companion books again for some screen-free fun.
The AG site has also curated its DIY craft videos and added advice for all parents turned teachers to take care of themselves with recommended reading from pediatrician and mom, Dr. Cara Natterson. New digital downloads will be added weekly so be sure to check back to see what’ll be next on your mother-daughter reading list.