Updated with New Pictures – The New American Girl Historical Characters

UPDATED May 25, 2011!!

Thanks to Gabriela who has been lucky enough to see the books first hand at the book publisher’s show and is sending me pictures.

American Girl Cecile and Mary Grace book covers

Meet Marie-Grace and Meet Cécile book covers. Cecile lives with her sculptor father, businesswoman mother, older brother, grandfather, widowed aunt and her son. She also has an AA housekeeper and cook and a white housemaid. Marie-Grace lives with her doctor father, uncle, no-nonsense housekeeper, and dog.

Inside Meet Marie-Grace - friends and family

The Friends and Family page of Meet Marie-Grace.

American Girl Meet Cecile inside pages

The Friends and Family page of Meet Cécile.

As I get more photos I will be adding them to this page.


May 8, 2011

Wow! American Girl historical character fans are in for a treat this year! Two new characters will be introduced and some of the first official photos of their illustrations/covers are beginning to surface, like these that were emailed to me by a reader today.

American Girls Cecile and Marie Grace

Introducing Cécile and Marie-GraceMeet Marie-Grace will be authored by Sarah Masters Buckey and Meet Cécile will be authored by Denise Lewis Patrick. The books are set in New Orleans, 1853. The theme color is pale blue. There are three books from the point of view of each of the two girls, and the story seems to be intertwined. The girls are from “very different worlds” but they some how meet and become friends. The 1853 yellow fever epidemic is a main plot point.

Cecile and Marie Grace new American Girl dolls

So, what are your thoughts? I am really excited for these new characters and their stories. Of course, as we get more information we will post it.

There are also pictures of the book covers posted here. Hopefully we will see even more in the next few weeks.

Update – these were first posted by Calyndra on the AG Playthings message board.

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  1. I know because various collectors told me about that.

    All I know of is in the 90’s they were planning a 19th century immigrant girl named “Rebekha” (which became Rebecca), and an 18th century NOLA girl of color named “Chloe” (who I assume turned into Cecile.

  2. Various collectors told me about that.

    System hates me too, Eva.

  3. Lena, do you know any other ideas?

  4. Nope. All I know of is “Rebekha” (Rebecca) and “Chloe” (Cecile, I assume)

  5. You know what? I’m trying to tell you I know nothing, but it’s not letting me. So you will never find out that I know nothing, apperently.

  6. Oh okay. When I posted my two story ideas did you like my first one or my second one. I kinda liked the second one but tell me what you think your favorite was.

  7. Second one was good.

  8. Yeah I liked the second one also.

  9. Sarah:) says:

    Lena- Thats hilarious!! Haha!! :)

  10. I can’t wait to tell my friends! Maggie will freak out!

  11. Yay!This is my first post on dolldiaries but I’ve been reading it for awhile.I’ve been wanting to post on here but just haven’t had the time to ask my mom.YAY!SHE SAID YES!It’s neat that they’re making two new historical charaters but I agree with alot of the posts that the yellow fever really isn’t historical and I miss the old americangirl so much when they used to give quality good items and put alot of history in the books.But every season comes so I guess changes are good and I can’t wait to see what the new dolls look like!

  12. I saw that one of the comments was a description of what Marie Grace might look like in doll form so I would like to make one of Cecile.
    “Cecile comes in a blue silk dress with adorable puff sleeves which were high in fashion in those days,adorned on her dress is a red rose which is fastened onto the black velvet seem at the bottom of the low collar.Her apearance is medium dark skin and beautiful brown-aburn eyes.Her hair is textured and has beautiful pin curls dangling down.Her accesories include gold dangling earrings and a blue circle shaped hat decorated with a ribbon of black velvet and a rose fastened on it and a silky red bow on the back,also a lovely gold necklace which was passed down from generations.

  13. I can`t wait to see all of the new AG stuff.

  14. Hi! I can’t really be on DD a lot anymore cause I have finals this ENTIRE WEEK!!!! I am going to be offline for a while. What are you talking about?

  15. Welcome Bridget!

  16. Bridget says:

    @ Cami – Thank-You! :)

  17. Ladies – I have to close out the comments on this post. Now that it is above 1000 comments it really puts a strain on the site and makes the database act weird. Please continue the conversation on a newer post. Thanks! You are the best!