Portraits of American Girlhood is a wonderful curriculum based on the American Girl books and is written by Cindy Sotelo of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

I am in no way affiliated with Portraits of American Girlhood. I began this blog as a safe way to have lots of great resources that go along with the books and curriculum in one place, reducing the time for parents to look for information on-line so they can spend more time learning together as a family.

I began this blog in June of 2010 and it will probably take me a year to complete it. I hope that you find it helpful; however, if you come across any links or videos that are questionable or no longer working, please leave me a comment so I can make the necessary changes.

Here are the American Girls we have studied so far...

Meet Josefina - Week 1


Josefina Lapbook (from Homeschool Share)

On-line quizzes about the Josefina books can be found here.


USA State Maps and quizzes can be found here.

Desert plants and animals can be found here.

On-line dictionaries for kids can be found here.

Find out facts about New Mexico here.

More about Mexico including crafts, clothing, recipes, language lessons, etc. can be found here. (AwEsOmE site!)



  1. Christy, I am loving your blog so far! I am collecting the AG Teacher Guides so that we can do the unit study next year. I'd love to start sooner, but we'll see. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!!!

  2. Thanks, Deann! Glad you found our blog! We're only 3 weeks into it right now but so far we're loving it!