Meet the American Girl of the Year 2014 Isabelle Palmer

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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.

American Girl Isabelle

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 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.

American Girl Isabelle


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What do you think of the new American Girl Doll of the Year? 


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Cheryl Simons

Do you have any American girl dolls only for sale?

Caitlyn Pickett

To plain not original saige didn’t look like any dolls but Isabelle has a lot of look a likes


Hey Emily C. The pink hair is optional, she comes with the pink highlights you don’t have to put them in! I LOVE Isabelle I think she is so pretty and she looks exactly like me like EXACTLY like me!


Emily C. The pink hair are optional extensions and you don’t have to use. They clip into her hair and aren’t permanent.


@Emily C. The pink hair is actually detachable, and comes in a plastic bag in the doll box when she arrives. If you don’t want it, you can just give it away or sell it! 🙂

Emily C

Pink hair? Um no. Just no. I would love to give my daughter a doll that is a dancer. But pink?!? Can’t do it.