Author: Julianna Shults

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: American Girls

There has been uproar in the media and blogging community about the recent release of Gwen Thompson, Mattel’s newest American Girl doll. Like all the other American Girl dolls, Gwen has a story line. Gwen is homeless. After she and her mother are abandoned by her father, they are forced to live in their car. Eventually they are able to move to a shelter before finding a new apartment home. The story associated with Gwen sounds harmless enough, since there are young children all over our country who are homeless, especially since the recent economic downturn. In fact, Gwen is not the first...

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