The 2013 Girl of The Year's storyline is presented in two titles; the self titled "Saige" and "Saige Paints The Sky", both titles are written by Jessie Haas and are Illustrated by Sarah Davis. American Girl is also presenting a creative title in correspondence with the release of Saige, titled "Express Yourself: Use Art To Explore The Emotions Inside of You" [includes fun crafts and quizzes] by Emma MacLaren Henke. The gorgeous 18" Saige Doll includes her first book, titled "Saige" which follows this 9 year old young girl from New Mexico as she enters the 4th grade. Saige has a tenacious personality and when she's faced with the prospect of losing her beloved Art class due to budget cuts, she takes action by organizing a fundraiser to save her school Art program.
Though Saige encounters hurdles along the way, she faces each challenge with an admirable grace, that is sure to inspire young readers!
Check out our video review below of the 2013 American Girl of The Year, Saige Doll, books, and a look at some of her accessories /fashions.
The 18" Saige doll features long Auburn hair [styled in a side twist braid as pictured on the cover of the first book in her series "Saige"], freckles on her cheeks and the bridge of her nose and deep blue eyes. The Saige doll arrives with pierced ears [complete with a pair of silver flower earrings], a turquoise look ring, a southwest inspired bright blue ruffle dress and brown faux leather boots [with silver side buckle].
In addition to Saige's collection which includes 3 books, an 18" Saige Doll, and fun themed accessories and fashions, American Girl fans can look forward to a full length feature film based on Saige's storyline to release mid-year. We couldn't be more thrilled as An American Girl: Mckenna Shoots for the Stars was a HUGE hit in our home this year!In addition to all of the fun surrounding the release of the American Girl of The Year we are SUPER EXCITED to see that American Girl is getting involved to help preserve the Arts programs in U.S. schools, through their "Shine on Now" charitable initiative! Teacher's will have the opportunity to submit original artwork & essays for their chance to win one of thirteen "Elevate The Arts" grants for their school Arts programs [grants total $45,000!].For more on how your school can enter visit www.AmericanGirl.com/GirlOfTheYear.
The Saige 2013 American Girl of The Year collection will officially release to American Girl retail stores around the country and online at www.AmericanGirl.com on January 1, 2013.
Celebrate the release of the 2012 Girl of The Year by attending one of the fun in-store events scheduled to take place January 1-4! Attendees can participate in fun FREE 2013 Girl of the Year themed activities and crafts and there will be fun giveaways too!
Visit www.americangirl.com/stores to find a store near you!