When I was growing up, aside from American Girl, there was another group of dolls The Magic Attic Club. Just like the American Girl dolls each down came with a story to tell. The only difference is that each story was as different as each doll. When Heather, Megan, Rose, Keisha, and/or Alison walked through the magic mirror in the attic they went in adventures. Sometimes they were together, other times they were alone. In their stories they faced challenges such as solving mysteries, being sent back in time, going through athletic challenges, and facing their fears. I learned through these stories that claiming independence through being a leader. Unfortunately, there are no Magic Attic Club dolls anymore, but their stories live on.