While American Girls tell the stories of our nation through the eyes of little girls growing up during different eras, another brand of dolls celebrates the world's cultures. Karito Kids is a line of six dolls ($100 each) and accompanying books ($11) that showcase different cultures. Representing African-American, Caucasian, Latin and Mediterranean ethnicities, the life-like dolls each come with a storybook about their character, which includes a journal entry.
When purchasing the dolls, you have the opportunity to help introduce the concept of charity to your lil one. Each package comes with a code that can be entered online to activate a donation of three percent of the retail cost to one of four charitable causes — home, health, food or school.