We’ve been keeping this big secret for a little while and we are so excited to finally introduce you to Isabella Palmer- the American Girl of the Year 2014. We had to wait until after the big, exclusive GMA reveal of the doll yesterday but we can’t be more excited about Isabelle joining the family of American Girl.
My 8 year old daughter is in love with this inspired dancer with a flair for designing costumes. The 10-year-old character is a ballerina at a new performing arts school. She has trouble adjusting to her new school, and struggles with self-doubt in the dance studio always questioning if she is as good as her classmates and older sister. Isabelle finds a way to stand out and use her talent to help others and is an example of learning to be the best you and overcome any obstacles in your path.
Here are her specs from American Girl:
- Who she is: She’s an inspired dancer who discovers her own way to shine
- Where she lives: Isabelle lives and attends school in Washington, D.C., surrounded by the bustle and culture of the city
- Favorite activities: Practicing ballet and designing dance costumes
- Best friends: Luisa, a modern dancer; and Gabriel, a magician
- Fun fact: When Isabelle is dancing, she sometimes pretends she’s a water lily skipping and spinning across a pond
- What changes her life: The realization that she can use her design skills to help others
- What she discovers: There’s no one else out there with your unique talents
The Isabelle doll and her collection of accessories is available now through American Girl’s catalogue, at AmericanGirl.com and at all American Girl retail locations. Isabelle will only be available for one year and will launch a three-book series to tell her story. Written by award-winning author Laurence Yep, the 2014 Girl of the Year books- Isabelle, Designs by Isabelle and To the Stars, Isabelle– introduce readers to this talented dancer who shows girls that, by tapping into your one-of-a-kind talents, you can discover your own way to shine.
What do you think of the new American Girl Doll of the Year?