No matter how old you are, you can speak up and create change for the better. Lift your voice with Melody Ellison by learning more about her story and how you can share yours.
Melody Ellison is a civil rights believer, chorus leader, and daughter of Detroit. She is all about inspiring girls and their families to be a force for positive growth and change. Nine year old Melody provides a glimpse of life during the 1960s. This is a time of great energy, optimism, challenges, and change. With the struggle for equality and justice still prevalent today, Melody bridges the past and present for girls and shows them how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they come together to make a meaningful difference.
My daughter loves Melody, not only because she is a beautiful doll with cute accessories but because of what she stands for. My husband is bi-racial, and reading about life during the Civil Rights movement, she knows that if we lived during those times we wouldn’t be allowed to be a family. She wouldn’t have her friends at school either. Life would be very different from as she knows it today.
Just like Melody, my girl has a kind heart, she stands up for what she thinks is right and does her best to create change in her own little world. It warms my heart to see her lift her voice and I hope that Melody inspires girls everywhere to do the same thing.
My girl is sharing a story about how she used her voice to stop a bully on the playground at school.
American Girl wants to hear how your girl lifts her voice whether it’s through art, poetry, photography, or even song for a cause. For complete info about the Lift Your Voice campaign visit American Girl.
Have your children ever used their voice for a cause?
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