Scoop – First Pictures of Rebecca Rubin – American Girls’ Next Historical Doll

American Girl doll new historical Rebecca Rubin

Thank you Madison, a Doll Diaries reader, for sharing a scan of a mailer she received announcing the debut of Rebecca Rubin, the next historical doll from American Girl.

She definitely is pretty and while she has some similarities to Samantha, she is truly beautiful and unique. Her story sounds very exciting – she is a Russian Jewish immigrant living in a row house on the lower east side in New York City in the early 20th century. She dreams of being an actress but her family has other ideas. I may be reading the books before my girls do! 😉

She will come with 6 books:

Check out more details on Rebecca debut activities at AGPNY

UPDATED!!! Madi sent me more photos of the book covers as well as the one-chapter preview booklet (chapter name A Sabbath Surprise).




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  1. Molly or Elizabeth? You can end up getting both, but for choosing which doll you get first (since you must like them equally), consider:
    · Which time period do you like better – 1770’s or 1940’s?
    · Do you have dolls from similar time periods as one of the two dolls? If so, consider the other one.
    · Which friend would you rather have – Emily or Felicity?
    · Do you have Emily or Felicity? If you have one but not the other, you may consider getting her friend before the other doll.
    · Which character do you identify more with?
    · Which story/plot in the books for the two dolls do you like better?
    · This is what I do: I make up stories in my head involving the dolls I don’t have and see what doll needs to come first to make the plot go better. For me, this means getting Felicity and then Addy, even though I do not prefer one over the other. Also, if I know that I will defiantly want the main doll and her friend, I always get the main doll first. This is what I did regarding Samantha and Nellie.

    I love all my dolls & dolls-to-be equally, so choosing what dolls should come next and in what order is always hard.

    Wow – that was long, but I hope it helps you decide – I’ll let you know if I come up with any more. Good luck!!!

  2. pioneerfan04, do you have Kirsten? I do and I love her so much – she was my first doll. I hate that Kirsten is part of the Forgotten 4 – AG had better not retire her! Love the (potential) name, by the way!

  3. yeah, so pioneerfan, can you PLEASE tell me what kind of blog it is that you can only invite people to with their email addresses? please!?!?!? :)

  4. OMG!!!! I WANNA GET HER!!!

  5. Hey pioneerfan! i would luvvvvvvvvv 2 be chat buddies! I can’t wait 2 visit your website! i just went in 4 surgery on my mouth and boy does it hurt! i just got the env2 and i am soooooooo happy. Anyway i may not b on 4 a long time iam going to San Fransisco! I may take my laptop so i might get 2 talk but if not i’ll use the computer on my dad’s iphone(my dad is so lucky he wouldn.t let me get the iphone! no fair. i wish they sold it 4 less). Anyway still here and would love to talk

  6. bree,ur so lucky! u got the env phone! i don’t even have a cell phone. hav tons of fun in san fransico!

  7. chrysanthamum says:

    abby what is clubpenguin?

  8. chrysanthamum says:

    im not sure what doll i want to buy next either.

  9. I have an account on club penguin. I don’t really go on it much though.

  10. I have an account on CP too, I used to play on it quite a bit and had a membership but it’s getting boring for me, I don’t go on that much.

  11. Ashleigh says:

    oh rebbecca looks really pretty sorry priscilla i was in floridia and couldnt respond and abby what do u mean u know me? i promise ill be on everyday cus these boards move so fast its hard to keep up, when i joined in 07 it was def not this crowded lol

  12. Ashleigh says:

    i really want ruthie so badly

  13. Hey, Ashleigh!

  14. Long time no see, LOL!

  15. wow, ashleigh you’ve been on this board a long time! I’ve only been only since about December 2008! Are you the same Ashleigh that has the AG website? Yeah, I know its hard to keep up on the conversations some time, lol. sooooo anyone on? I’m on my lunch break. Yeah, my break from re-doing my room not on a job lunch break (to people hire junior highers?)

  16. o hey, people r on, YAY!!

  17. No, you have to be 16 to have a part time job.
    Hey, Sarah!

  18. awwww, tooooooo bad, I reeeeeally wanted a job because I love getting hot and sweaty and dirty, NOT!!! lol, not that all those things happen when you have a job, I’m just not ready YET

  19. hey asheigh!!! u havent been on in 4EVA!!!! nice 2 have u back on!!! :mrgreen:

  20. Hello girls! Its so nice to be back on here!
    Well, nothing new has really happened.

    Oh Selena — I don’t know if you ever remember this, but the car show was downtown this past weekend. The All American Pie Festival will be this coming weekend.

    Well, I gotta go to youth group. Talk to you guys soon! xoxo

  21. hey guys hav u ever been to kings island(i think that’s the name.) in virginia? i used 2 go there all the time when i lived there. iv only been to disney once so i don’t understand what u guys are saying when u talk about disney. ashleigh,hi! i missed you! how is your acting going? :)

  22. hey bree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay, we r chat buds again!!!!!!!!!!!!! srry about ur mouth…….

    hope ya feel better!!!!!


  23. i miss the big beach
    the waves crash against the shore
    i wish i was there

  24. Hey everyone!

  25. Haha, nice haiku, Madi!

  26. thanks!!

  27. here’s another one:
    i really hate school
    all you do is work and sit
    i wish school would end!

    good night! :mrgreen:

  28. Hey Ashleigh, glad you’re back on. :)

  29. Anyone on???

  30. I am!

  31. And I was also wondering if anyone has tried using a plastic steamer to get rid of the frizzies @ the bottom of the dolls hair? The hair on the heads of my dolls is neat, but the frizzies at the bottom (especially on Sam’s hair) really annoy me! I’ve seen youtube videos and read articles about this and before purchasing one and trying it out, I’d like to know if you guys have had any experiences w/ using a plastic steamer.

  32. No, I’ve never used a steamer, and you need to be careful using it, because it might ruin the dolls hair.

  33. That’s exactly what I am afraid of…