Thursday, March 11, 2010

American Girl

American Girl has a knack for publishing great books for girls and these Welcome to _______’s World titles are no exception. Plus what a selection:

I am impressed by the amount of information in these generously sized books. In Welcome to Molly's World,1944: Growing Up in World War Two America the pages are brimming with collage style layouts. You learn not only about the causes and logistics of the war but about how it effected the work force, fashions and lifestyles on the home front. Interspersed among all the interesting details are stories of Roosevelt’s fireside chats, British orphans and a leukemia afflicted Japanese girl, Sadako.

Unfortunately it appears that these are out of print. But luckily they are still available through out-of-print sources.

Ages 9-12

Activity: Help Molly lend a hand on the home front. Here is a fun online game from American Girl!


  1. We are working on World War II and I can't wait to see if I can get a copy of Molly's World from my inter-library loan dept at my library, It sounds like it is great : )

  2. Hi Donna,
    Hope you had good luck finding the book. There were so many aspects to World War II I think I could do a blog on it alone! I know there are many good books on the subject...please let me know if you come across any that are particularly fascinating.