My daughters, 12 and 5 years old absolutely love American Girl Dolls! It is always an exciting time of year when we get to meet the newest Girl Of The Year Doll. My girls instantly fell in love with Gabriela!
Gabriela is a true talent who uses her passion for the arts—specifically spoken word poetry—to overcome personal obstacles and create positive change for her community. Gabriela launches with a beautiful 18-inch doll, plus several performance-inspired outfits, accessories, and toys. I am also happy to share that, unlike past Girl of the Year characters, Gabriela will be available throughout 2017 and beyond! My girls have added many of Gabriela’s accessories to their wish lists. You can see all of Gabriela’s accecories here.
Her story is inspiring, too! My oldest daughter read the book over the course of a few weeks to her little sister. Both girls were captivated by Gabriela’s spoken word poetry. My oldest, Emily, has begun writing her own poetry!
Gabriela comes with her paperback book and her signature outfit: a cropped purple sweater with silver dream graphic and soft turquoise tank top, a fitted pair of dark-blue jeggings to keep her comfy, a pair of purple shoes with turquoise straps, a pink double headband, and 10 hairbands.
To connect students with Gabriela’s inspiring message and to bring awareness to spoken word poetry, American Girl is partnering with Scholastic to create and distribute Express Yourself, a program for classrooms that empowers students to use the arts as a tool for self-expression. Available in March 2017, the classroom resources give teachers the tools to encourage students to find their creative voices, just in time for National Poetry Month in April. How cool is that?
Gabriela is at American Girl Stores and available online. My girls are sure to create many special memories with their newest member of their American Girl family!
I was provided with this product from American Girl in exchange for review. As always, all opinion are 100% my own.