A couple of weeks ago we received the Gabriela American Girl Doll of The Year for 2017! If you’ve followed my blog for long, then you know how crazy my daughter is for American Girl dolls. Every year she anticipates the release of the new Girl of the Year and this year she was especially excited and for good reason. Gabriela is Adorable.
Meet Gabriela American Girl Doll Of The Year!
Gabriela McBride is the 15th girl of the year released by American Girl. Like girls from the past, Gabriela is very talented and uses this talent to overcome one of her personal challenges which is stuttering. Gabriela is 18 inches, has warm brown eyes that open and close and the cutest curly dark brown hair. And of course she comes with a signature outfit which includes
- 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
The Gabriela McBride Story is A Special One.
I mentioned above that the Gabriela McBride character stutters. She is also a very talented Poet and Dancer. She uses both of these talents to overcome her stuttering. Gabriela uses her love of poetry to help her speech flow more freely. This gives her more confidence when she is speaking in public. The Gabriela McBride story will be told in a series of 3 different books. The first one, which comes with the 2017 American Girl doll, is already released. The two other books will be released sometime this year.
Gabriela McBride Has Adorable Accessories
Gabriela comes with a signature outfit, shoes and a book. But she also has some fun accessories that you can purchase separately. Some of my favorites include her creative studio set, cat and her PJ’s. You can see all the her accessories at AmericanGirl.com.
We Love The 2017 American Girl Doll, Gabriela
Gabriela is truly one of a kind. She is not only beautiful, but she has very inspiring story that young girls all over the world can learn from. Aubrey has been playing with her new doll non-stop since she arrived. She really loves her.
Gabriela American Girl Doll and Scholastic
To connect both boys and girls with Gabby’s inspiring message, American Girl is partnering with Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and leader in comprehensive educational materials, to create and distribute Express Yourself, a custom curriculum program that teaches 3rd-5th grade students how to use poetry as a tool for self-expression. The free materials will be available on www.scholastic.com starting March 1, 2017, and include teacher lessons and corresponding classroom activities, a poetry poster, plus parent tips and learning ideas to do at home. In addition, to celebrate National Poetry Month, the program also features a poetry contest for students that will run throughout the month of April. The Express Yourself program will encourage all students to find their creative voices and share their own personal stories, while building confidence along the way.
Other Gabby-related initiatives being held throughout the year include the following:
- Gabriela Online Play: Girls can visit the Gabby-dedicated site at americangirl.com/girloftheyear for free book excerpts, videos, activities, wallpaper and e-cards, and much more.
- Gabriela Retail Events: On January 1, American Girl stores are hosting Gabriela’s Debut Event, where girls will get a first look at her full product collection, plus enjoy in-store activities, colorful crafts, giveaways, and a fun photo opportunity. For more details on the in-store events, visit americangirl.com/stores.
Buy American Girl of The Year Gabriela
Gabriela American Girl Doll of The year is now available for purchase. You can find her in American Girl stores across the US, or you can purchase her online.