I have now heard from a few unofficial sources that the new American Girl Ruthie doll will be coming out in May. Ruthie, who is being released as Kit’s best friend, has been reported to be coming out May 1st. I am trying to get an official confirmation of this and will update once I hear back from an official source.
One thing I did notice is that the Really Truly Ruthie (American Girls Collection) listing on Amazon no longer says it will be released in June – it has no date on the product page and just says it is available for pre-order now. Barnes and Noble and the American Girl publications site list the release date as May 19.
The pre-movie buzz for the Kit Kittredge movie this summer will be starting soon and I am sure the release of the Ruthie doll will certainly help kick it off.