American Girl’s New Character, Rebecca Rubin, Is Making Headlines

Rebecca Rubin American Girl with Shawl American Girl’s newest character Rebecca Rubin is set for her May 31st debut and the buzz is definitely building! Articles in major news outlets and more are starting to pop up and more sneak peek photos are showing up.

Here are just a few we have found:

USA TodayAmerican Girl Dolls Up Jewish History: Kaya Meet Rebecca

Chicago Sun TimesTwins eager to get newest American Girl doll

NY TimesAmerican Girl’s Journey to the Lower East Side

Jewish JournalAmerican Girl Introduces First Jewish Doll – The New American Girl doll: She’s Jewish, She’s Poor, And Her Name is Rebecca

Just call me Chaviva – Finally A Jewish American Girl Doll

Vos Iz Neias – New York – American Girl To Unveil Jewish Doll With Glatt Kosher Style Dinner

Jewish Daily Forward Sisterhood Blog – American Girl to Unveil Jewish Doll

St. Louis Jewish Light OnlineStudents on New Rebecca Rubin Doll

Thanks to my readers for emailing me the links and photos as they find them. As the week goes on and more news outlets are writing about the new Rebecca doll, I’ll add them to the list above.

UPDATED: Here is another photo found via Lily at The Frisky (not what I would consider a kid friendly site so I am not linking to it):

Rebecca Rubin American Girl Doll

What a cute outfit and the sideboard is a nice addition to her collection.

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  1. Sara says:

    Why is my first comment still in moderation?

  2. chrysanthamum says:

    why do the books take place in a year that ends in a 4?

  3. Lena says:

    Because Rowland came up with the idea in 1984.

    And not all of them take place in XXX4, Kit’s take place 1932-1934, and Julie’s in 1975-1976.

  4. Holly says:

    sara- shes just kinda ”cheaped” out in my opinion. and i cant relate to her stories. shes definately not on my favorites list.

  5. Lena says:

    She is cheaped, but at least her sleaves are lined so the red dress doesn’t stain.

    I mostly want her cause she looks like me.

  6. Lily says:

    How is she cheaped out?

  7. Lena says:

    Well, mostly her accessories are cheep. The hat is very nice, but the “pin” is a clip (although it’s imporant to her). And the shawl is printed on one side only. The other is white. For 24$, you’d think it’d be printed on both.

  8. Lily says:

    Is Julie cheaped out?

  9. Lena says:

    From what I’ve heard, no.

  10. Lily says:

    Good. I think I’ll buy her. Her stories are interesting, and that hair . . .

  11. Sara says:

    That first comment is STILL awaiting moderation!

  12. Lena says:

    Oh, and Lily, I’m not usually upset when people ask about my MS, you just caught me on a bad day when I was very annoyed.

  13. Lily says:

    That’s awful, Sarah. I hope it will stop causing you so much trouble. Did you know that Robert Pattinson has agoraphobia, according to wikipedia?

    You said you were bored, which I guess is quite a problem you have to deal with. I read a lot in the summer to stay busy, thanks to cheap book lots from ebay. I also love paint-by-numbers. They cost from $5-15 and will keep you busy for a very long time. It’s very gratifying when you finish to see a pretty painting that you did. It can get tedious though.

    Time to go study for my last exam tomorrow. I can’t wait! Hopefully my lousy Windows XP will support the Sims 3.

  14. Lily says:

    I guess people don’t understand that it’s out of your control. You can’t tell your body to switch off those hormones that make you anxious suddenly. It’s not something under your conscious control; much of your brain works without any of your input. And I’m sorry people don’t understand your condition. It must be frustrating. Have fun reading!

  15. AG&FAN says:

    yay-I finally got rebecca’s books! And guess what? Barnes&Noble has Rebecca sweepstakes! You just need to put all your information and they do drawings-it ends in July first. I entered-since I don’t have rebecca. I probably have 1 through 10 percent of winning. I don’t think that many people has entered yet-seriously. If it was near AGP,or somewhere,Rebecca’s box is totally gonna fill up with papers only in first day!(And if it was known) And,you have to have parents’ signature to enter if you’re 18 and younger

  16. AG&FAN says:

    And-about shawls. Is it true that Rebecca’s is PRINTED? Whoa! I don’t want shawl anymore-seriously. I hoped it wasn’t actually printed.

  17. Sara says:

    That’s awful Sarah! And I hate that your friends are mean to you about that!

    Anybody here seen the New Moon trailer? I loved it! Only, when Jacob turned into a wolf to save Bella from Laurent, it kinda freaked me out! But I still liked it!

    What’s Sims 3?

  18. Lily says:

    The Sims 3 is computer game that is kind of like a virtual dollhouse. You control the lives of “Sims” – animated people and they grow up, get married, have kids, jobs, etc. It’s a fun game, but since there are suggestive themes and violence, it’s rated T for teen.

    And I liked the New Moon Trailer. I can’t wait to see the Breaking Dawn movie.

  19. Lily says:

    Last exam tomorrow and it’s 11:45. ‘Night.

  20. Sara says:

    Breaking Dawn as a movie is going to be very interesting!! Can’t wait to see how they’re gonna do Reneesme!

    Buona Notte Lily!

    Anybody entering in the Rebecca raffle? I might. IDK.

    Buona Notte everyone!

  21. Lena says:

    The shawls’s printed. On one side.

    Sarah, i know how you feel. My friends mock me that I still think about my MS, and they don’t understand that it will never go away. They think I’m being paranoid.

    I love my Simmies, but I think I prefer 2, because in 3 the entire neighborhood moves with only one sim, and I really don’t like that. Actually, I liked Sims 1 best because they didn’t age at all, but it kept crashing my computer so….

    Yeah, B&N has the raffle, Borders has it, and Books a Million has it. I enerred all three, then if I win, I’ll just sell the stuff I don’t want on eBay, which would be the doll, and clothes.

  22. Lena says:

    Good luck on the exam, Sara!

  23. Bookworm says:

    It’s cool that you got the Rebecca books, AG Fan! If it were up to me, I’d read them in one piece, but my mom is making me go really slow.

  24. Bookworm says:

    P.S I won’t be on here for a few days ’cause I’m taking a trip.

  25. Lily says:

    Sara’s not the one taking the exam, Lena; I am. But thanks for the support. Speaking of which, I need to get ready for school. I’ll be back this afternoon.

  26. Lena says:

    Oh, sorry. Good luck Lily!

    I was still asleap when I wrote that.

  27. Sara says:

    It’s ok Lena! I forgive you! Besides, I’m already done with school!! I have been for almost a week!

  28. Sara says:

    Anyone on?

  29. Anne says:

    I am!

  30. Lena says:

    Me too.

  31. Sara says:

    Yay!! I’m bored!

  32. AG&FAN says:

    And,about Barnes and Noble thing-it’s one winner per store. Think how many winners they’ll be. Maybe you can go to BN that’s far away from AGP? Mine is sooo far away from nearest AGP-I want to go to AGP!

  33. Lena says:

    AG&FAN, you have to remember, not every B&N store does the raffle.

  34. Sara says:

    Does anybody know if they’re retiring Molly and Emily?

  35. Sarah says:

    Sara- not that i know of that thier retairing emily and molly. but u can email ag on thier website somewhere i cant remeber where u email them but u can and if u have their email on yours if u have 1 then u can reply 2 them these are just sugg 4 u!!!!!

  36. Sara says:

    Thanx!! Someone on a board (I forget the name of it) said they emailed AG and they confirmed it! Luckily I have both Molly and Emily, but I still want some of their outfits!!

  37. chrysanthamum says:

    no way. again? are they going to retire one doll per year for the next decade or so?

  38. chrysanthamum says:

    and i meant historical not goty.

  39. chrysanthamum says:

    no they are not reitng histoicals at this time