Meet Gabriela McBride, American Girl’s 2017 Girl of the Year!

It’s always fun to see what the ALL NEW American Girl doll of the year will be! For 2017, we meet Gabriela who inspires with her poetry and aims to create positive change for her community. Taking the inspiration further, this 18 inch doll that will be available beyond 2017 as well and will connect with students.


To help 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.


My daughter was beyond thrilled to receive Garbiela! In a pair of leggings similar to a pair my daughters owns, Gabby also comes with a book that features the story on her struggles with speech and how her poetry helps her to feel confident when speaking. In an effort to help her beloved community arts center stay open, Gabby will need to find her voice to rally a community.

With so much inspiration, it will be fun to collect the toys and accessories that come along with Gabby! To learn more, check out Gabby on American Girl:

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