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All the history I learned in my youth came from the American Girl doll books

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I have no recollection of the books' literary merits, but I still remember that Kirsten, whose family immigrated to Minnesota from Sweden, lost her best friend to cholera, had to ride out a snowstorm in a cave with the frozen body of a fur-trapper, and then saw her family’s house burned down by the baby raccoon she rescued (Changes for Kirsten, indeed!). — All the history I learned in my youth came from the American Girl doll books, Jessie Gaynor in LitHub