What does that crazy title mean? It stands for Girl of the Year. Each year a doll is made by American Girl that has an lot of special clothes, furniture, accessories, books and even movies just about them. She is only available for one year and is called the Girl of the Year. Everyone knows about her! She's a big celebrity for one year. She's on the cover of catalogs and featured on the AG website and in their stores.
I was one of those lucky dolls myself way back in 2006. My person looks a little bit like me except with curly hair and I think that's one reason I'm her special buddy and blogger. As you know I am half Japanese, half Irish. My friends and I here have a nice variety of different faces and skin colors and we are all beautiful! We know that little girls have different skin colors, hair colors, textures and different shaped eyes, lips and noses and they are all beautiful, too. We think that those little girls should all have the chance to have a doll that resembles them. And not just any doll, but the GOTY!
Anyway, I wish AG would make a GOTY that is a doll of color. So far there has not been a GOTY that represents a black girl and that makes me sad, and there have only been a few that are dolls of color. I want to show you some photos of my friends here that could easily be a GOTY and am hoping that soon AG will have one like them to be that special girl for one year soon.
Gracie is smart and artistic. She loves to play practical jokes on people and gets away with it every time because of her innocent face.
Toni is one of my best friends because she and I both love the outdoors. She's an amazing surfer.
Ivy and Gracie like to hang out a lot.
Rosa's newest passion is baking.
Laila is super smart, loves to read and wants to be a doctor.
Here's Clara taking a walk by the creek with Laila.
Clara is proud of her Latina heritage.
I know there have been GOTYs that were DoC like:
And Sonali who wasn't really the GOTY, but a friend of the main character.
Don't get me wrong, because I am good friends with some of the recent arrivals like:
Lily Mae (Isabelle) who is named after a friend's niece.
And Blanca (Saige) who is named after a friend of our person who she resembles.
Anyway, sorry this got so long. I just wanted you to know that this matters to me and my friends so we are hoping AG will make a GOTY that is a DoC soon! Now I will get back to my favorite activities like playing outside! It's a gorgeous day and I better take advantage of it because it might rain tomorrow.