Author Ann M. Martin had no master plan when she decided to make one of the core members of “The Baby-Sitters Club” a Japanese American girl named Claudia.
For those reasons and more, Asian American girls in the ’80s and ’90s idolized Claudia and felt seen in teen fiction.
In addition to the series that’s available now, the streaming service on Friday is releasing “The Claudia Kishi Club” documentary.
“I want the vibe of the film to be you’re at a ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ sleepover with your closest friends and you’re reminiscing,” Ding said.
In the short documentary, a handful of Asian American writers and illustrators effuse about how influential the character was for that time.