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May 1, Full disclosure: I never had an American Girl doll but I got the catalog every month, McKenna Brooks has always excelled in school and in gymnastics. In “Meet Addy,” “Addy and her mother make a terrifying journey north. Explore Karys Vande Lune's board "AMERICAN GIRL DOLL LEO'S" on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Girl doll clothes, American girl clothes and American. American Girl McKenna GOTY LOT Doll Meet School + Rhythmic . McKenna has a busy schedule, so she totes her school and gym gear on the go.
Watching her compete was like a roller coaster ride. Would she stay on the beam? Swing around the parallel bars just right?
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More often than not, she did. When she was 11, she earned first place all-around for her level in the state, all ages.
It was an incredible moment, and I started believing that maybe she was good enough to get a college scholarship. Then the injuries started. She fractured the growth plate in one wrist, then the other. Later, there was an ankle fracture. After that, the fear crept in. The skills were getting harder, and the back handspring on the beam gave her anxiety. Her palms often had giant blisters from the bars. I asked her often if she still wanted to do gymnastics. She always said yes. This past year, she entered high school.
Her gymnastics schedule had grown to five days a week, more than 20 hours, and it seemed like all she ever did was work out and do her homework. She often stayed up late trying to get it done, and I worried about her injuring herself while trying to learn the difficult Level 9 skills. We were driving home after a vacation in Virginia a few weeks ago when she told me: After almost eight years — about half her life — she was ready to trade in her leotard for a life outside the gym.
She was tired of being afraid. My first comment surprised me. I told Lauren I was proud of her for making such a huge decision on her own.
And I truly was. She wanted to stop immediately. I asked her to go back one last time, to make sure. I raced to get out of work. When I got to Tampa Bay Turners, I peered through the giant picture window at the sea of girls — the bouncy tykes tiptoeing down the fat beam, the muscled high schoolers with their knee braces and their ankle tape doing back tucks on the skinny beam.
Then I spotted Lauren in a corner doing her end-of-workout run. I would never see her do a double back handspring on the beam again. The waiting room was as it had been for as long as I could remember.
The newbie moms were parked with their laptops and their iPads and their art projects at the table in the front, one eye glued to their pony-tailed progeny through the window. I realized we were leaving this tiny microcosm — her fellow gymnasts, their parents, her coaches, her future in gymnastics — and now the tears were slipping down my cheeks.
It was like that for the next three days. She comes in a light grey skirt, a magenta long sleeved sweater with a snowflake printed on the right side, and blue high-top sneakers. Chrissa Maxwell[ edit ] Chrissa Marie Maxwell  and her collection were released on January 1, An accompanying direct-to-DVD film entitled Chrissa Stands Strong based on her story  premiered January 5 and became available for purchase the next day.
Chrissa's books and DVD focus on peer bullying issues. Chrissa is portrayed by actress Sammi Hanratty. Both books are written by Mary Casanova. In a break with tradition for this product line, Chrissa's collection included two additional "best friend" dolls: Gwen Thompson and Sonali Matthews, neither of which had a separate collection. In the books, Gwen Thompson is disappointed in Chrissa when she believes Chrissa has revealed one of her secrets to school bullies.
At first, Sonali is one of the bullies, but then learns to stand up for others. The character of Sonali debuted a new face mold to represent her Indian heritage.
She comes in a pink wrap-around long sleeved dress with a floral print. Lanie Holland[ edit ] Lanie was released in January along with her collection. Lanie is a ten-year-old girl living in Cambridge, Massachusettsdepicted as having an affinity for science and biology and considers herself a scientist.
The Lanie doll has light skin, hazel eyes, and curly blonde hair with side bangs. She comes in a blue and green striped polo dress. Kanani Akina[ edit ] Kanani is the ninth Girl of the Year character; she and her collection were released in Kanani is the second multiracial character, following Jess McConnell. Her father is of Japanese and Hawaiian descent, and her mother is French and German. Hailing from Kaua'ishe helps her family run a shave ice shop and is passionate about helping people by sharing the aloha spirit and protecting Hawaiian wildlife.
The Kanani doll has medium skin, hazel eyes, and long thigh-length light brown hair. She comes with a kukui nut necklace, a pink flower in her hair, and a light-blue floral print dress. Her face mold is the Jess McConnell mold.American Girl Doll Gymnastics meet
McKenna Brooks[ edit ] McKenna and her collection debuted in Januaryrevolving around a gymnastics theme. She is a ten-year-old girl from Seattle, Washington who is a budding gymnast but suffers from problems with school work.
McKenna is the oldest of three children, with younger twin sisters named Maisey and Mara Brooks.
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She is described as strong-willed and determined, and is determined to be an Olympic gold medalist for gymnastics. A television film entitled An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars was released on July 3, The film is also the second in the series to feature a Girl of the Year character.
McKenna is portrayed by actress Jade Pettyjohn. She comes in a teal and gray lap-length dress with flutter sleeves and with a ponytail at the top of her head. Her face mold is the Josefina Montoya face mold.
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A resident of Albuquerque, New Mexicoshe has a passion for visual arts most especially paintingand is very skilled in horseback riding.
When Saige comes back to school, she learns that there will not be a new art class. Saige gets upset and tries to keep up her spirits and earn a new class for the school. A film based on her stories, Saige Paints the Skywas released on July 2, as a made-for-television film. It aired on NBC on July 13, Saige was portrayed by actress Sidney Fullmer. An iOS app entitled Paint Ponies was also released to coincide with the doll's debut.
The Saige doll has light skin, freckles across the bridge of her nose, blue eyes and loose auburn hair that comes in a braid. Isabelle Palmer[ edit ] Isabelle Palmer is the twelfth Girl of the Year released in  making her debut on an episode of Good Morning America.
She is excited to attend Anna Hart School of the Arts where her older sister, Jade, has been studying ballet. Her hobbies include dancing and fashion design. She designs leotards and other clothing. She also is the fourth Girl of the Year to have a movie about her. The Isabelle doll has light skin, hazel eyes, and long blonde hair with detachable pink-tipped highlights. She comes in a pink shirt with a girl in a ballet position with sequins, grey capri pants, and sparkly gold shoes.
Grace made her debut on Good Morning America on January 1, She comes with a white print T-shirt with "Paris, Je T'aime" written in cursive script, a pink skirt with a black bow, and dark gray boots with bows.
Her face mold is the Josefina mold. Some of her unique features are highlights, side bangs and permanent lip gloss. Louis, Missouriand is described by American Girl as an animal lover who "discovers a world of possibilities" upon visiting Brazilculminating in a visit to her brother in the Amazon rainforest.
American Girl has also launched an advocacy campaign with the World Wildlife Fund called "Wild at Art", urging young girls to contribute to the fund through their artistic abilities. She made her debut on Good Morning America, Gabriela is an aspiring poet from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to express her feelings to help her overcome stuttering. Gabriela loves to dance at the community center after school. She is the first African American Girl of the Year. Gabriela uses the Sonali face mold.