Watch The Trailer For The New American Girl Movie: Melody 1963: Love Must Win

October 5, 2016  |  


Earlier this year we wrote American Girl’s new doll Melody Ellison. And then we learned that the brilliantly talented Marsai Martin would be portraying her character in a new movie, Melody 1963: Love Has To Win coming to Amazon Prime.

Now there’s a trailer for the upcoming film, posted on the American Girl Facebook page.

In it we watch as young Melody comes head to head with racism and discrimination and questions from her White peers about whether or not she belongs in their shared community. Instead of letting the mistreatment and the unwelcoming inquiries discourage her, she fights back against the forces that seek to keep her down. At school, she stands up and asserts that the Pledge of Allegiance is false. And she confronts her classmates with the assertion that she does indeed belong.

Check it out in the video below.

Melody 1963: Love Has To Win will be available on Amazon Prime on October 21.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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