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American Girl embraces diversity for dolls thanks in part to a Chicago mom

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American Girl embraces diversity for dolls thanks in part to a Chicago mom

After 35 years, the company behind American Girl dolls is expanding its offerings with a new Cultural Celebration Collection that embraces diversity and expands representation.

Reset checks in with the Chicagoan who was instrumental to the Eid outfit coming to be and a documentary filmmaker about what this new collection signifies.

GUESTS: Yasmina Blackburn, activist and blogger

Samantha Knowles, documentarian behind the film Why Do You Have Black Dolls?

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