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

The Cultural Celebration Collection includes outfits for Eid al-Fitr, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year and Christmas.

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

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

The Cultural Celebration Collection includes outfits for Eid al-Fitr, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year and Christmas.

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?