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Do Not Retire Addy Walker!

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I am a 11 year old American Girl doll fan who stands for diversity in dolls and dolls not to be retired. I loved the fact that you are going to release Melody Ellison, a African-American singer who lived during the Civil Rights Movement. But, when a list of soon-to-be-retired items came online, I felt like crying.

More than half of Addy's collection was on the list.

Which meant one thing. She was going to retire.

I felt sad, and than angry. American Girl could have more than one character of the same minority group at a time! But, in a world where I see people of all kinds of race and ability in school and in public everyday, it was OK to have more than one white doll, but not OK to have more than one doll of the same minority group at the same time? That confused me. 

I love Addy, and she deserves not to be retired. 



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