Trailer for Amazon Original Special AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY – MELODY 1963: LOVE HAS TO WIN10:01 PM
Melody is a fantastic role model- encouraging everyone to follow their dreams despite adversity.
The special, which is Executive Produced by Common (Selma), is based in 1963 Detroit during the civil rights movement, yet has a profound relevance today and can be a great tool for parents to start a dialogue with their children.
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 reminding her that it’s important to “stand up for what’s right, even when it’s hard or scary.”
Melody will also star Frances Fisher (Titanic) as school teacher Miss Abbot, Frankie Faison (The Wire) as Melody’s grandfather Frank Ellison, and Idara Victor (Rizzoli & Isles) as Melody’s mother Frances Ellison.
“An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has To Win,” on Amazon Prime Video on Oct. 21.