American Girl

The American Girl magazine was an extension of the experiential brand geared towards young readers eager for more content related to the American Girl dolls and their stories.

American Girl Publishing created American Girl for fans of the characters and stories conceived by Pleasant Rowland in 1986. Bi-monthly issues were published for 27 years — from December 1992 to January 2019 — with additional issues released for holidays, back-to-school, and other occasions.

The magazine published short stories centred around American Girl characters, paper dolls featuring historical dolls and real-life readers, an advice column, craft tutorials, brand advertisements, and other youth-friendly material.

While the American Girl magazine is no longer publishing, fans of the brand can visit the Internet Archive website to browse dozens of archived issues.