American Girl of the Year Gabriela McBride and a American Girl Giveaway!

*I work with American Girl. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*

Meet Gabriela McBride, your 2017 girl of the year. At the beginning of the year, American Girl releases the girl of the year and everyone goes crazy including my kiddos and every year they nail it. This year there is no exception because my kids are in love with Gabriela McBride!American Girl of the Year

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.American Girl of the Year

And, 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.American Girl of the Year

My youngest is too young for anything but the Itty Baby but big sister Hayley is sharing because Taylor says, “Mommy .. The girl looks like me with curly hair”! Too cute! They both have wicked curly hair. Hayley is also so excited to add to her American Girl collection. This is girl #8 and we go at least 3 times a year to get all their hair done and have lunch with the girls.

Each night Hayley reads to Taylor with Gabriela on her lap and her new American Girl doll book that goes along with her. It a true sight to see.unnamed-3

Be sure to check out American Girl to see the Girl of The Year and shop for all things American Girl today! American Girl of the Year

GIVEAWAY: One winner will receive the American Girl of the Year. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to visit >American Girl and tell me your favorite girl. Please put all comments in comment section after this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling it out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!

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  1. says

    Willa is one of my favorites. However, I really enjoy the personalized option, because you can truly make any doll look just like you, or whoever you want to gift one to. So adorable every time.

  2. Laura Wilson says

    My daughter got her first doll for Christmas, Ashlynn. She is our favorite so far. We have started reading the Lea books, so she is my next favorite.

  3. Tamra Phelps says

    I have a soft spot for the historical doll, Maryellen, mostly because that was my Grandma’s name. Plus, the doll is just cute.

  4. ellen beck says

    So many of the AG products are beautiful I really like their wlliewisher line up, so adorable. I love Willa. I like her story and my niece would flip over her.

  5. Rachael Bleymaier says

    That’s a tough choice. I grew up with the “original” American girl dolls, and I had Samantha and (later) Addy, my sister had Felicity, and my cousins had a couple of the others. I don’t know much about the newer dolls but they look interesting. I’m glad to see more diversity. I’d like to learn about Kaya and Josephina and the rest.
    I guess if I have to pick one, I’ll go with Samantha because I related to her a bit as a kid.

  6. Elizabeth Miller says

    willa is my favorite. She looks so much like my daughter and even has that little same personality look as my daughter.

  7. Marty says

    Rebecca Rubin. It’s awesome they added a doll with a Jewish backstory. My daughter loves to be able to relate to her celebrations.

  8. Lissa Crane says

    We love all of them, but our favorite is Julie Albright! As a mom of three young girls, I love that all these dolls show how girls can stand up for themselves, no matter what!

  9. Lauryn R says

    Samantha has always been my favorite American Girl doll ever since I was a little girl. I love that every one has their own story! :)

  10. Jill Rivera says

    Truly Me™ Doll #39 looks like my grand daughter. I only had sons and my husband family has only boys. My granddaughter is spoiled with tons of love and stuff.

  11. Cara Powell says

    My favorite doll, ever was Cecile. I loved her story and how it broke stereotypes about African-Americans and the historic positions they could hold. It also broke stereotypes about rich people, Cecile was affluent, but she wasn’t a brat. She was sweet, generous, and headstrong, just like her family! I’m sorry they discontinued her as soon as they did :(

  12. barbg says

    I went to their website but found everything else except the dolls to choose from. So I will say MaryEllen in honor of my favorite old tv show The Waltons.

  13. Deborah Cochran says

    My granddaughter and I absolute love Emerson and how she loves to encourage her friends to smile and dance. So cute!

  14. Erica Pallutch says

    So far my girls love the bitty twins! I think they would love any of the dolls. They are all so cute.

  15. Lindsey Wilkins says

    I like the bitty babies. I think my soon to be 4 year old would love one, she is obsessed with babies right now!

  16. jennifer galindo says

    My daughter said she likes Kaya and Josefina. Growing up I loved American Girl too. I had most of their books. I love how they keep adding characters to their collections.

  17. crystal frey says

    my daughters fav is the gabriella. she thinks that it looks just like she does. nind you she has blounde hair blue eyes lol but we help take care of a little girl who looks just like gabriella and thats why my daughter thinks she looks that way. i dont tell her any different i think its cute

  18. Bobbie Smith says

    I’m entering this for my granddaughter, and I let her look and her favorite one would be the Truly Me Doll #55

  19. Amanda Stovall says

    My favorite American Girl is Julie! She’s adorable & I love what she stands for (speaking of the real Julie, of course!). Thanks so much for this chance to win! My daughter would be soooo excited if I were to win! :)

  20. Kathy McCrae says

    Hi, so adorable, I love Gabriela because of her hair and her dance accessories, I love her cat Maya!

  21. Anna Catherine Tetreault says

    My favorite doll is Samantha! I received her for Christmas in about 1999 or 2000. As far as the new dolls, I love MaryEllen and Julie! I like Logan too… I’d love to buy him for my toddler son. Is that weird? The Wellie Wishers are precious also! Anyway, American Girl is great :)

  22. Debbie Briner says

    Tenney is adorable. They are all well thought out and I can’t imagine any little girl not being happy with any onr of them.

  23. Becky VanGinkel says

    My favorite is Julie!! She’s my favorite because she reminds me so much of our 7 year old daughter.. down to the long blonde hair and loving basketball:) Our 7 year old is obsessed with American Girl Dolls, and her birthday is March 26th.. this would be the best birthday present ever! Thanks for the chance..

  24. Rivka says

    I love American Girl characters! I grew up reading all about them, but they keep on expanding! I’m going to have to go with Kit.


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