Girl of the Year

American Girl's contemporary Girl of the Year™ line of 18-inch dolls, books, and accessories for girls ages 8 and up reflects the interests and experiences of real girls today.

Introduced in 2001, the Girl of the Year line gives voice to a diverse range of personalities and backgrounds through inspiring, relatable characters that instill a sense of pride in girls and show them there is no limit to what they can accomplish. And, with its universally appealing story themes that address issues and concerns of girls today, the Girl of the Year line empowers girls to feel connected and gives them the confidence to take action and make a difference.

Each Girl of the Year character comes to life through her own special story and 18-inch doll, plus several outfits and accessories that reflect her lifestyle, interests, and activities. In addition to the books and products, the Girl of the Year line offers an array of fun and engaging activities to help girls further explore the character's world, such as live-action movies, online games and apps, retail events and experiences, and learning guides.

A new Girl of the Year character is introduced annually to ensure that the line remains relevant and reflective of things girls love today.