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Jan 12, 2017

An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win Free Streaming January 13-16, 2017

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Amazon Prime Video is offering An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win free to stream for non-prime members throughout the weekend of Friday, January 13th until Monday, January 16th, 2017.

Metro Detroit Mommy and one lucky fan will receive the American Girl: Melody in exchange for this promotional post.  This post contains affiliate links.

In October of 2016 Amazon announced its first Amazon Original Special An American Girl Story—Melody 1963: Love Has to Win, which is currently available on Prime Video in the US and UK. The first of four original American Girl specials for Prime Video stars Marsai Martin (Black-ish) as the title character Melody, Frances Fisher (Titanic) as Miss Abbot, Frankie Faison (The Wire) as Melody’s grandfather Frank Ellison, and Idara Victor (TURN: Washington’s Spies) as Melody’s mother Frances Ellison. Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial

Melody 1963: Love Has to Win


In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Amazon Prime Video is offering An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win free to stream for non-prime members throughout the weekend of Friday, January 13th until Monday, January 16th, 2017.


The story is based in 1963 Detroit during the civil rights movement, An American Girl Story—Melody 1963: Love Has to Win centers around 10-year-old Melody whose eyes are opened to the racial inequality surrounding her, including the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing. As a result, her belief in the “indivisible” promise of our country’s Pledge of Allegiance comes into question as she challenges her teacher on the validity of this given the horrific tragedy. After an emotional journey of self-reflection, her mother gives her the courage she needs by instilling in her that love brings out the best in everyone; reminding Melody that it’s important to “stand up for what’s right, even when it’s hard or scary.”


To further celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mattel is giving one lucky fan a Melody Ellison doll.  Giveaway is open to eligible residents of the United States.




American Girl Doll: Melody Ellison

Metro Detroit Mommy Blogger:

37 comments :

  1. Always nice when Amazon offers some free streaming programs :) great giveaway too!

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  2. Melody is beautiful -- she would be a gift for my granddaughter if I'm the lucky winner. Thanks Metro Detroit Mommy for the great giveaway!

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  3. Melody is such a cute doll! thanks for the giveaway

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  4. If I won this would be for my daughter. She has the Bitty Baby, Bitty Twins and a Truly You doll and she is obsessed. She is very musically inclined, so I think she would be super excited to get the singer Melody for herself :)

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  5. I love this doll. I am so excited about the sweet girl who wins this.

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  6. I know there are some people who'd really love to win this doll. Good luck everyone!!

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  7. What are your plans to celebrate MLK day? I will be home with family
    Are you an American Girl Doll fan? Of Course! I love the all of the dolls
    Who will receive the doll if you win? My niece Kailyn would love an American Girl Doll!

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  8. I will be at home that day. I love American Girl Dolls. If I win it will stay here for the granddaughters to play with.

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  9. i do not celebrate MLK day,but we do love the American doll Melody,,she is a girl of color done so beautiful that my grandaughter who is bi racial would love her

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  10. I would give the doll to my twin daughters if I win...but I might have to go buy another one so they don't fight over it!

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  11. We loved watching the first episode of the series on Amazon and my girls are hoping for more to come soon!!

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  12. We have not seen the movie yet and we are planning on going to the Motown Museum on MLK day so winning Melody would be PERFECT!! My daughter can't wait to get her :)

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  13. What a great giveaway in honor of Martin Luther King Day. American Girl stories truly set great examples for young girls.

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    1. I would love to gift this to my niece. She loved her American Girls dolls as did I when I was her age.

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  14. I believe that MLK is a hero for the all people and American girl stories are a classic

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  15. I have not seen the movie yet and well on mlk day theres no school for kids so well my kid stays home that day and well its like most days to us and well we are American girl fans and we have a lot of American girl dolls but there the little ones I get all the time when thay come out. and well if we get picked for this this doll will be for my girl

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  16. No we havent seen the movie at all, it would be interesting. On Martin Luther King Day we will be helping to serve a community meal. One of Kings messages was to serve, and so we make it a day to do so.

    ellen beck on the form

    BTW the share buttons arent showing on the left side.

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  17. I love the american girl doll brand. They have such excellent stories with the dolls. I grew up with them, and I already gave my niece one.

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  18. I think the American Girl Dolls are awesome! If I was to win I would give this to my granddaughter Kylie Rose. She has been wanting an American Girl Doll for the longest time.

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  19. My daughters and I watched An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win movie, the message was wonderful. The movie was very thoughtful. My kids loved the story of Melody.

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  20. I am a huge fan of American Girl Doll, and I would love to win this awesome prize for my nieces because they love American Girl Doll, too!
    Thank You for the chance!

    Fiona N

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  21. My daughter loves american girl dolls and i would give melody to her if i won!

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  22. For MLK day my dtr will be watching An American Girl Story. I would be giving this doll to my dtr. We dont have a favorite doll, my dtr likes them all, but this one is defifinately special.

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  23. Melody would definitely find a wonderful home with a dear friend's daughter. But, as a girl who grew up in Philadelphia and has often find a kindred spirit in the soul of Detroit, I think I might have to bring a Melody home for myself as well. I think she's absolutely fantastic and everything a doll should aspire to be.

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  24. Funny, the year I was born. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  25. For MLK Day we plan to have a museum day and visit the museums and downtown library. I love this doll and her movie! My god daughter would be the lucky girl to receive this doll if I won.

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  26. We love American Girl dolls! My girls enjoy creative play and using their imaginations. For MLK Day we will probably spend it at the library.

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  27. My little girl just watched Melody last night and now wants her. Her birthday is the same day as MLK Day, she will be "8" this year! This would be an awesome gift for her since our plans to celebrate have changed due to a crazy winter. Thank you for the chance.

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  28. We have not seen the video yet. What a wonderful story, though! My two daughters love American Girl everything. We especially like to read the books.

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  29. Great giveaway! We love the books and dolls.

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  30. I have not seen the video, will check it out. For MLK day my daughter gets a special homeschool lesson teaching about this hero. I am a fan of American Girl dolls. If I win my 6 y.o daughter will get this.

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  31. I would give this doll to my daughter Madison she has always wanted one just couldn't afford that for a doll

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  32. The history of Melody fits perfectly with MLK Day! I Have a dream that all people will one day come together in peace! My Granddaughter is the lucky girl I'd give Melody to!!

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  33. I love American Girl! My kiddo would be so excited to meet Melody! :)

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