Update January 2, 2016
Melody's first book was released yesterday and I picked up a copy while at AGP Washington DC. Melody is the upcoming Beforever doll, and this is the first time a book was released before a doll. Her story starts in the Spring of 1963 and Melody is the youngest of four children. She lives in Deteoit but her family is originally from Alabama. She has two older sisters and an older brother who wants to be a Motown star. Her oldest sister Yvonne goes to Tuskegee College, the same college her parents attended. Melody's mom is a school teacher and her dad works at the Ford Motor Factory, he was a mechanic with the Tuskegee Airmen during WWII. Her grandpa (Poppa) owns a flower shop and her grandma (Big Momma) gives piano and singing lessons.
Update August 29, 2015:
Amazon has American Girl Historical 2016 book available for ore-order with the release day as January 1, 2016. While there is heavy speculation that the date is a place holder since American Girl does not usually release a Girl of the Year and BeForever character on the same day.
The books have been tagged, African American, 1900s, racism and prejudice, giving more support to the idea that the new character could be from the 1960s (or even possible 1920s).
What are your thoughts on the possible new character?
It was revealed recently that there will be a new historical/BeForever character released in 2016. American Girl had recently posted on their Facebook page that the upcoming 2016 BeForever character would be a doll of color, confirming the release of a new historical character next year.