American Girl is kicking off the New Year with the release of the company’s 2017 Girl of the Year, in the form of Gabriela McBride.
Available as an 18-inch doll featuring curly, brown hair, a fun outfit and a book detailing her story, McBride has been designed to help young girls find their creative voices and speak out to make a difference.
Fans will also be able to get their hands on several performance-inspired outfits, including a dance barre, rehearsal and dance outfits, plus pretend headphones and a microphone.
To help get McBride’s message across, American Girl has also partnered with publisher Scholastic to launch a series of books titled Express Yourself.
The books will teach young children how to use poetry as a tool for self-expression.