Introducing Luciana Vega – American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year! This adorable 11-year-old character is of Chilean descent, and she is set to inspire and encourage – with dreams of being an astronaut and the first person to set foot on Mars.
Luciana is a champion of STEM, a role-model, and a leader – working passionately towards her dreams, while defying stereotypes and embracing risks – to teach girls about failure, resilience, and success while charting their own life course. She also comes with really cool, creative accessories (sold separately) including a Flight Suit, Space Suit, Mars Habitat, Maker Station, Telescope Projector Set and more.
American Girl collaborated with an advisory board including a NASA chief scientist and astronaut to create Luciana’s story along with details that went into the doll’s creation. Her story, chronicled by Erin Teagan highlights the ways in which Luciana’s hard work and award-winning essay submission on planetary geology earn her a scholarship to attend Space Camp.
Luciana is also a fun and spunky 11-year-old! She loves adding her own personal flair to everything – from the sparkly stickers on her flight suit to the rainbow LED lights on her robot. My ten-year-old is pretty obsessed with the purple streak in Luciana’s hair and her funky little doll boots and fanny-pack that opens to hold little items. She also devoured her book in one day and told me all about Luciana’s best friend and the baby girl that her family adopts. She can’t wait to move on to Luciana’s second book: Braving the Deep.
Win it! We’re so excited that our friends at American Girl are celebrating Luciana’s arrival by giving away a doll to one lucky reader! To enter to win a Luciana Vega doll + book giveaway visit the widget below. U.S. only, please. Check out our other American Girl features here and do check back to see if your name pops up as the randomly-selected lucky winner! Best of luck and thanks for visiting!