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From YouTube: Valerie Tripp visits Cherrydale Library


American Girls author Valerie Tripp recently visited the Cherrydale Library and discussed where the ideas for the stories came from, the creative process, research and the joys of writing. Adults and children of all ages were on hand to see manuscripts, hear stories from their favorite books, and of course, meet the dolls.

Valerie Tripp is the author of many historical fiction books in the American Girls Collection, including those about Felicity, Elizabeth, Josefina, Samantha, Nellie, Kit, Ruthie, Molly, and Emily. Tripp graduated with honors from the first coeducational class at Yale University in 1973 and received a Masters of Education from Harvard in 1981.

The Arlington Public Library has made the American Girl books and dolls available through donations recieved by Friends of the Library.

If you have an American Girl doll that you would like to donate, visit the donations page for Friends of the Library.