Introducing, Lea Clark – American Girl’s 2016 Girl of the Year! Lea is an adventurer, traveler, and dedicated animal lover. At 10-years old, she’s also a talented photographer who discovers a wold of possibilities when she embarks on a journey to Brazil.
Our tween toy-tester marveled over the doll’s Brazilian festival style, and voraciously dug into her accompanying book, Lea Dives In, by Lisa Yee.
As a mother of an 8-year-old, I appreciate American Girl for the wholesome doll experience, the engaging literature and endless hours of open-ended play. And I adore how through the story of Lea, American Girl strives to ignite an interest in animal-welfare among girls – in conjunction with their year-long campaign supporting The World Wildlife Fund. Via the Wild At Art Campaign, American Girl has donated $50,000 and will continue to contribute $1 for every plush animal purchase from Lea’s exclusive collection (for a maximum of $100,00). The Wild At Art campaign encourages girls to join in the social good movement by using their artistic abilities to host an art sale benefiting the fund. Direct donations are also available for purchase in Lea’s collection on the American Girl website.
In addition to the first book in Lea’s series, the doll comes with a compass necklace to keep her anchored in her adventures, along with a detailed and functional messenger bag. Additional accessories, including a set that contains Lea’s camera and passport are fun purchases to add to Lea’s collection.
Win It! We’re so excited to partner with American Girl again to giveaway a Lea Clark doll to one lucky winner! Enter to win via the Rafflecopter below – (U.S. only please) and make sure to check back to see if your name pops up as the winner. Best of luck and view all of our American Girl stories here.