On October 3rd in Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood turned out to support one of their own rising star, Black-ish cutie, Masai Martin, at the red carpet premiere screening of the Amazon Original Special “An American Girl Story-Melody 1963: Love Has to Win”.
Martin, stars as the title character in this American Girl special, directed and produced by Tina Mabry. The four-part mini-series is set in Detroit, MI during the civil rights movement, focusing on the racial inequality that surrounds the young 10-year-old. Also starring alongside Martin is Frances Fisher as Miss Abbot; Frankie Faison as Melody’s grandfather Frank; and Idara Victor as Melody’s mother Frances.
“The American Girl — Melody special is an empowering and inspiring story that will quickly become a favorite for young girls, while bringing families together to help start a healthy dialogue,” Tara Sorensen, head of kids programming at Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “Although our special is historical, the themes presented are sadly very timely and relevant for the world in which kids today are exposed.” “An American Girl Story-Melody 1963: Love Has to Win” premieres October 21st on Amazon.