American Doll adds new character

May 25, 2009 2:44:35 PM PDT
The American Girl doll company is adding a new character to its multi-ethnic lineup. She's Rebecca, a Jewish-Russian immigrant girl living on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 1914.American Girl dolls cost about $95.

Rebecca goes on sale May 31.

Mattel bought American Girl in 1998.

Mattel is the nation's largest toymaker and also make Barbie dolls.