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Meet Grace Thomas The 2015 American Girl of The Year!

She's arrived! The 2015 American Girl of the Year, Grace Thomas, is available NOW!

The beautiful 18” Grace Thomas American Girl doll arrives as you see her pictured above. She comes in an chic ensemble, with super cute grey boots, and a beautiful little charm bracelet. She is also packaged with the first self-titled book in her story-line – GRACE. 

Grace, by Mary Casanova, introduces young readers to this ambitious young 9 year old girl. Grace has an entrepreneurial spirit and big aspirations! In this book, Grace kicks off her summer with plans to embark on a new business venture with her friends. However, her plans are put on hold when her mom announces that they will be traveling to Paris France for the Summer, to visit with relatives.

We are so excited to see that this year's girl of the year will have 3 books in her story-line; all authored by Mary Casanova! Grace, Grace Stirs It Up, and Grace Makes It Great (May 2015). We really enjoyed the first book in Grace's story-line.  My daughter is now half way through Grace Stirs It Up, and she loves it so far. As a mom, I really appreciate Mary Casanova's writing style. She authored McKenna's story-line, American Girl's 2012 Girl of the Year, and my daughter was so inspired, she took up Gymnastics. She's developed quite a passion for it too! I am so grateful that she was inspired to step outside of her comfort zone and pursue something that she may not have tried otherwise.
That's what I love about American Girl; they are constantly encouraging young girls in positive ways, through their story-line's and initiatives!

With Paris in her story-line, you know that fashion is going to play a major role in the Girl of the Year's fashion choices – and we absolutely adore all of the chic outfits available for Grace! 
American Girl has some impressive accessories available this year too. They are offering Grace's French Bakery (with over 60 accessories), a French Bistro Set, and Grace's Bakery cart this year. So, girls have plenty of options that are available at various price-points, to play out Grace's story through imaginative doll play. 

American Girl always incorporates an initiative into their Girl of the Year.  This year keeping with the theme of entrepreneurship and baking, American Girl has kicked off a 1 year effort "For Goodness Bake", to help No Kid Hungry ( stamp out hunger- right here in the United States. No Kid Hungry helps supply children in need, with much needed meals. American Girl is encouraging girls to sign up to host their own local bake sale, and donate the precedes to No Kid Hungry, which we think is AMAZING! We have already signed up! We will be hosting our bake sale at our local YMCA.  American Girl made the first sizable donation ( $50,000 ) and now are encouraging young girls and their families to help take a stand against child hunger too. For every $1 donated, is able to supply a child in need with up to 10 meals.

As if we weren't already ecstatic about all that American Girl is offering surrounding the 2015 American Girl of the year, there's MORE! Girl's can try their hand at baking french favorites with the professionals at Sur La Table this year! Girl's and their parents can sign up for a class where they will learn how to make eclairs, frosted Eiffel Tower Sugar Cookies and Apple Tarts. How fun is that! Girl's who attend will receive a gift bag that includes an American Girl Apron, an Eiffel Tower Cookie Cutter, and more.

You can find the 2015 American Girl of the Year doll, books, and accessories at American Girl stores nationwide and online, through December 31, 2015. For more information on the For Goodness Bake initiative, baking classes at Sur La Table and in-store events throughout the year visit :

Check out our video reviews on Grace Thomas below:

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*Disclosure: A press sample was received. All opinions expressed are our own.

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