You all know I work in an elementary school library, and I try to keep up with new releases especially in the graphic novel genre because it is so popular with our students.
“Be Prepared” is a terrific new graphic novel about a Russian immigrant girl trying to fit in with the kids at school.
In the first few pages she attends a birthday party which has a fun parody of American Girl dolls.
Of course, all the “cool” kids give the birthday girl American Girl presents.
Vera didn’t bring an 18″ doll to the party (because she doesn’t have one!), so while the girls play, she has to borrow a lowly Barbie doll. Sigh.
Aw, Vera… we have all been there! It can be hard to fit in.
We bought Brianna’s first doll (Josefina) from my sister-in-law at about 50% off. It still felt like a big deal even at half-price. When Saige came out about 8 months later, that was the start of the slippery slide into fandom!
How did you acquire your first AG? Did the price require you to convince yourself or your parents?