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Showing posts with label Homeless Doll Gwen Thompson AG Doll Valuable Lesson About Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Homeless Doll Gwen Thompson AG Doll Valuable Lesson About Life. Show all posts

Sunday, October 4, 2009

HomeLess Doll!

American Girl has released a new doll named Gwen Thompson.... According to Gwen's storybook, she lives with her mother in their family car. ... Gwen's father walked out on her and her mom, leading to their eviction and rendering them homeless. The book details Gwen's life as one of the one and a half million homeless children in the U.S...Gwen has sparked much controversy in the media, with many saying that her situation is too much for young children to handle... Some argue that while she is indeed homeless, she is still a doll, and should come with more accessories... Many also believe that charging $95 (the normal price of an AG doll) for a homeless doll is an outrage, especially if none of the profit goes to homeless charities.

On the other hand, American Girl says the dolls "offer valuable lessons about life." Gwen could be sending children a valuable message about reaching out to those less fortunate and being tolerant of people of all social standings.

Questions: What do you think of Gwen? Is she doing more help or harm?