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...

Kirsten Saves the Day - Week 5

5 Elements of a Story:

Five Elements of a Story Rap

How to Create a Story Quilt

Story Quilt Ideas

Black Bears:

Bear Bandits (Natl. Geographic Kids)

Black Bears (Animal Planet)

Black Bears (National Geographic)

Declaration of Independence:

Declaration of Independence (Mr. Donn)


  1. Thank you for putting together all these links and research. I've been using it in a co-op the last couple months, and it saves so much time! Planning on using next month for Josephina.

    1. Thanks @nateandcole! Glad you find it helpful! I made it several years ago so if you find any links or videos that aren't working, please let me know. My girls are older now & have outgrown dolls but that was one of our favorite curriculums. So many fun memories! Keep being intentional with your kids and enjoy that time together - it goes by too fast!