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Welcome Lea: American Girl's 2016 Girl of the Year


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It's the new year which means the new American Girl is now here! American Girl has debuted their 2016 Girl of the Year and she's gorgeous! Welcome Lea Clark!

Lea is a curious 10-year-old girl with an adventurous spirit. An avid photographer and animal lover, she opens a world of possibilities, learns to push past her fear and embrace adventure as she travels to the faraway land of Brazil.

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Only available for one year, Lea is a beautiful 18-inch doll with long light-brown wavy hair and sun-kissed highlights and warm hazel eyes that open and close. The limited-edition collection also includes three books that tell her story and tropical-inspired outfits and accessories, including Lea's Rainforest House which has over 30 pieces.

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Discover Lea's Story

The 2016 Girl of the Year books were written by award-winning author Lisa Yee. Lea Dives In, Lea Leads the Way and Lea and Camila introduce readers to Lea, an adventurous and curious 10-year-old girl with a passion for photography and animals. Lea and her family are on a trip to Brazil to visit her older brother Zac, who is studying the Amazon rain forest. As a budding photographer, Lea is excited to capture everything she sees on film. Lea soon makes some incredible discoveries, faces unexpected challenges--like her fear of the ocean, and finds an injured baby sloth. With the help of her family and friends, Lea is able to find her inner strength and confidence to take on new adventures and live life to the fullest.

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Giving Back with Lea

American Girl always offers an inspirational message for girls--which we love. American Girl created Wild at Art, a year-long fund-raising campaign in support of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to show girls that together, they can make a difference to help protect animals and their habitats.

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From January 1 until December 31, for every purchase of one of the three plush animals in Lea's collection (the margay, sea turtle, or sloth), American Girl will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $100,000) to WWF. Seriously, how cute and cuddly is Lea's plush sloth!

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There will be several Lea-related initiatives that throughout the year, including a Lea Born for Adventure Paid App, where girls can join Lea in Brazil for the adventure of a lifetime. With beautiful graphics, exclusive content, and endless play, the app retails for $1.99 and is available for download on Americangirl.com/girloftheyear.

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For all Lea related in-store events and additional details, visit americangirl.com/stores.

Shop! The Lea collection is available now through December 31, through American Girl's catalog, at all American Girl retail locations nationwide, and at Americangirl.com.

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