Meet Z Yang: American Girl’s Korean-American Filmmaker Doll + Giveaway


Introducing Z Yang: American Girl’s first Korean-American doll!  Z (short for Suzie) launched today as part of American Girl’s new line of contemporary characters – representing more diverse backgrounds and creative interests. This adorable doll is an imaginative young filmmaker from Seattle who loves to make stop-motion videos. She’s already racked up a ton of fans (hello, millions of views!) via her “Z’s Crew” web series on American Girl’s YouTube page.


Z’s stop-motion vlogging adventures are told in a two-book series, The Real Z, and Z on location. She also has a line of fun accessories available for purchase including video making supplies and a cute accessory set with glasses.


Z loves staying connected with friends and sharing stories through her stop-motion videos.  And to celebrate Z’s launch, American Girl is hosting Z debut events at its retail locations nationwide the weekend of April 28th (this weekend!).  On May 6th, American Girl’s stores in NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, and DC will host meet-up events to introduce fans to real girls who, like Z, have gained a strong online following based on their creative passion for photography and stop motion videos. They are:


Inspired by Z, my kids gave stop-motion video making a go.  Check out their first video below!

Win It! American Girl is kindly sending a Z Yang doll + book to one lucky winner. Enter this giveaway via the below widget.  Best of luck and thanks for visiting!
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  1. Debbie Bloxom says

    Lovely doll.

  2. I love that there is growing diversity

  3. She is beautiful like the rest of the dolls. Thank you

  4. Nicole Huckins says

    Love the new doll! My girls would love her!

  5. Melissa Genard says

    Love the new doll!

  6. Shellie Clark says

    Love her, thanks

  7. Jill Sharp says

    My twins are excited for the Z doll.

  8. Dana Fricke says

    Z is a beautiful doll!! She has a fun collection, and I can’t wait to read her story!! Thank you for this giveaway, I would love to win this doll for my daughter!!

  9. Alexis Lavko says

    So nice to see more diversity in the line!

  10. Love to win

  11. Love to see AG branching out. This doll and her story are fantastic

  12. Melissa Hartley says

    I would love to give this to my friend’s daughter Xali for her 5th birthday in July..thanks so much 🙂

  13. Amber Cheras says

    I love this! I love how they are exploring cultures to teach to others and I know my niece would really love this doll!!

  14. Nicole Sender says

    This American Doll is so sweet! I love it!

  15. shelly peterson says

    I love this doll. She is adorable. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. I just love these dolls and my granddaughter, Morgan has always wanted one. I think Z Yang is super cute.

  17. This dolls is definitely the prettiest American Girl doll I’ve seen. Would love to gift this to my little girl.

  18. Sheryl Holden says

    nice to have a doll that is creative

  19. This is a beautiful doll! I love the diversity and sweet face.

  20. What a beautiful doll! Love that they are branching out with more ethnic dolls and exploring more cultures and hobbies. All of the American Girl Dolls are so positive and I love the stories each of them carry!

  21. I would love to win this doll for my daughter fingers crossed ?

  22. Elaine Powell says

    My cousin adopted the most precious daughter from Korea. She would love this Doll

  23. Deborah Dadlani says

    I love that AG has an Asian American doll now.

  24. I’m excited to see an Asian background doll.

  25. Kathy Stevenson says

    She is beautiful!

  26. katherine says

    My niece would love this. She has a special Korean friend

  27. EJ (Jane) says

    We love the rich history that each and every doll has, the storyline is so important

  28. She’s beautiful! My daughter would love this!

  29. I love that’s there’s a book and back story to go along with the dolls.

  30. Carre Patton says

    My daughter would love her!

  31. Not a fan of the “permapanties” but otherwise nice to see diverse dolls.

  32. My daughter thinks she’s very cool with those glasses!

  33. OMG! This would be so amazing for my little girl. I love Z Yang! She is so cute and her story will be so awesome to read to my daughters!

  34. colleenmarie says

    Love this doll! SO cute.

  35. Latanya Thornhill says

    She is a beautiful doll.

  36. Tammy Horn says

    She is beautiful! I love the diversity American Girl has.

  37. She is so cute! I would love her for my daughters.

  38. I just love her cute little camera shirt – how clever!

  39. Oh she is so beautiful! I love how much education each doll brings with them! Oh Kayla would love her!

  40. Katherine s says

    I like how there is a doll for everyone. You can definitely find one that likes like your daughter

  41. I love to see companies finally recognizing and acknowledging the differences between us. It’s not a bad thing, we are just unique.

  42. Darcy Koch says

    I’m always ecited when a new doll comes out. This would be a perfect addition to my niece’s American Doll collection.

  43. This looks like an amazing doll and story

  44. Laura Wilson says

    I love that she uses an initial for her name. My daughter is Miss B to those closest to her!

  45. It’s such a cute doll!

  46. Baby girl has been asking for an American girl- she’s at that age!!! This doll is super adorable I love her story!

  47. shannon fowler says

    I love the american girl doll brand. The books are amazing, and i love that the company has started to expand so that every girl can find a connection with a doll.

  48. Rachele W. says

    This giveaway is awesome. I was just surfing the AG site today, checking out the new Z Crew with our amazing middle daughter who turns 10 next month!!! A trip to the American Girl store is at the top of her wish list. It has been so fun introducing her to the dolls and their stories.

  49. Nicole Lancaster says

    My daughter would love the American Girl Z Yang Doll . She loves to make her own films. I glad The American Girl Doll Company is starting to diversify their dolls. I like that they came out with a boy doll, Logan too.

  50. Finally a named Asian character with what looks like a great collection! Such a relatable character too ❤️

  51. Laurie Nykaza says

    Such a cute doll Z -Yang is love all of her accessories that go with her too.

  52. My granddaughter would love to own one of these dolls! She always wanted one.

  53. Ray Saunders says

    Looks fun!

  54. Megan Blumenthal says

    I would love to win this for my niece!

  55. I love seen diversity, she is really pretty, my daughter loves dolls

  56. Katie Amanda says

    This is a fantastic giveaway for any girl. My goddaughter would love this!

  57. I am thrilled that they are releasing this doll and adding to the diversity of the collection. My girls like AG but we have never purchased anything for them, only allowing them to read the books. They would love to win this doll!

  58. Always love when a new doll comes out, this one is great!

  59. Katrina Brockavich says

    I love that they are making diverse dolls! American girl is always so fun!

    • Katrina Brockavich says

      My IG is mrsbrockavich48, I entered it wrong in the rafflecopter and pushed enter instead of backspace.

  60. My daughter would enjoy this doll and would like to learn about creating stop-motion videos.

  61. Linda Trinklein says

    My daughter loves American girl dolls, I had not seen this one before!

  62. My daughter is named Suzie, too, so she is super excited for this unique doll!!!

  63. Jill Rivera says

    Z is a beautiful doll that would teach my granddaughter. Z maybe teach her the film industrial.

  64. What a cute doll. My niece would have a fit over it.

  65. Grace Mitchell says

    Very cute doll! My girls would love her!

  66. Lisa Williams says

    My daughter would love this adorable doll,she has always wanted an American Girl doll and doesn’t have one yet.

  67. shirley emitt says

    Our girls sit and look at these dolls all the time, they love them.

  68. abedabun dawn says

    Ohhhhhh such a beautiful doll! My grand daughter would so love to win her!

  69. We have been long time fans of American Girl Dolls! We have a couple of generations of dolls! My kids when they were growing up and now my grandkids! I love that this company has spread its wings and open the door to other ethnic dolls! Collector items and fun friends for our kids! I love the American Boy doll also!

  70. I like the new doll

  71. My granddaughter would love this doll – thank you so much for the chance!

  72. such a cute doll. my niece would love it.

  73. Wanda Banks says

    What a beautiful doll. My niece will love it. Thank you for the opportunity!

  74. the doll is so cute, my girls would love her!

  75. My niece is obsessed with American Girl, she would love this.

  76. Kelly Skibbe- KJ Skib says

    What a cute new doll. My girls would love it!

  77. Annmarie W. says

    I absolutely love their new line…with all these fascinating backgrounds & occupations/hobbies!! Z is adorable…and obviously very smart & creative…a great role model for any American girl!!

  78. I would love to get my little girl an American girl doll. Thanks for the opportunity.

  79. Katherine K says

    I love that they made an Asian doll! #diversity

  80. She is so pretty. Love her story. My daughter would love playing with her.

  81. Marilyn Nawara says

    Very pretty – love the pigtails.

  82. I’m glad they finally have an Asian American doll; they used to have a Chinese American one but they retired her. This definitely fills a gap.

  83. Darlene Owen says

    What a cute doll.

  84. dd would love this!

  85. Such a lovely doll! My cousin would love it 🙂

  86. allyson Tice says

    My daughter has recently been super into American Girl dolls! She gets the magazine, but no dolls yet! this doll looks cool!

  87. My daughter would love this. Thanks for the giveaway!

  88. What a beautiful doll! My girls would love her.

  89. Lindsay Bade says

    oh my goodness so cute! My daughter would love her so much!!

  90. Crissie Woolard says

    OMG!! Mad order has been wanting an American doll for so long. They are just precious. This is an amazing generous giveaway. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  91. wendy browne says

    I love how much character this doll has! My toddler son would enjoy playing with her.

  92. velder S Dixon says

    Lovely doll

  93. Stephanie Phelps says

    All of the American Girl dolls are so inspirational it is so nice to see all the stories and cultures from each doll!

  94. Lindsey says

    So glad to see this addition to the collection.

  95. Love this new doll! Thanks for the giveaway too!!

  96. beth cole says

    My daughter loves american girl!

  97. Linda Walker says

    My daughter would love this.

  98. I would love to win for my daughter

  99. Crystal Gregg says

    I love her little glasses!

  100. I have always loved American Girl dolls and books.

  101. Tabathia B says

    Really impressed with how american girl are embracing different ethnicity with their dolls

  102. Tonya Mcminn says

    I love her glasses it makes her look very sophisticated!!

  103. jenny stratton says

    I have always wanted an American Girl Doll but now I’m a mom and my daughter wants one.

  104. angela smith says

    My daughter would love this . She has always wanted one

  105. mami2jcn says

    My daughter would love her.

  106. I love that AG is adding some more diversity to their girls. Thank you for the opportunity!!

  107. Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids says

    She is so cute! I would love to have her!

  108. Jessica W. says

    I love her cute little glasses!

  109. Misty A. says

    What a cute doll! Love the creativity that goes into them & the stories.

  110. Gertie P. says

    What a beautiful doll! I think she has such a special face and I love the blue t-shirt with her coloring.

  111. rebecca day says

    My daughter would love this

  112. denise montgomery says

    My granddaughter would absolutely love this doll!

  113. kimrk56 says

    Z Yang is a beautiful doll and a nice addition to American Girl dolls.

  114. Lauryn R says

    What a beautiful new American Girl doll! I have always loved the American Girls and reading each ones story. I am definitely looking forward to passing the love onto my two daughters! 🙂

  115. Carol Smith says

    I love Z Yang’s long dark silky hair, she is so beautiful. My granddaughter will love her.

  116. Sheryl Solberg says

    Love that AG continues to broaden their offerings to other nationalities!

  117. Terry Stevens says

    What a cute AMG doll. My granddaughter would truly love this.


    Lovely doll, would be a blessing as a birthday gift.

  119. Dwayne Berry says

    My daughter is from Taiwan. We get so excited when we see an Asian doll, because most of the dolls out there don’t look anything like her. We would really love to win this.

  120. My daughter would love this doll! And I love that the dolls “grow” with the times and are diverse and unique- unlike Barbie.

  121. My daughter would like this doll because it looks like her!

  122. Beth Minyard says

    My niece would love this!

  123. my little one would love this doll !

  124. Caitlin M says

    American Girl is doing a really good job growing their diverse dolls. Not just in ethnicity, but also in jobs/hobbies.

  125. Billie R says

    I love the diversity of American Girl dolls. Thanks for the chance to win.

  126. Angie S says

    She has glasses almost exactly like my daughter’s. So sweet and pretty 🙂

  127. Heather Vogler says

    Adorable doll! My daughter would love her!

  128. Danielle Magee says

    My niece would love this doll, so cute!

  129. Rhonda Grisham says

    I have 3 granddaughters who love any and everything AG! We are excited for this new doll!

  130. Audrey Stewart says

    My 6 year old Samantha would love this!

  131. Pauline Milner says

    Thank you for the in depth review and information on these beautiful dolls. I have been considering purchasing one for each of my nieces but have not had the opportunity to look into the quality, etc. of these dolls. Reading your blog on a regular basis has made my job so much easier! I will be purchasing a doll for each of them for Christmas this year. Thanks, also, for the amazing giveaway opportunity!

  132. Pauline Milner says

    Hey there! I am following on Twitter, but hit the enter key before I finished entering my name. It is @PaulineRMilner. I hope you see this comment and that it does not cancel my entry. Sorry!

  133. Cheryl Chervitz says

    I have 3 grand daughters that would love to have this doll. Thank you.

  134. Tiffany S says

    She has beautiful features. I love how unique each of the AG dolls are.

  135. She is adorable!! I love that she is a filmmaker! Thank you for the giveaway!

  136. my little niece would love this so much love to get for her

  137. I love all the different options offered now.

  138. Mindy DeLisi says

    My daughter has one of the American Girl Dolls. It would be neat to get the doll a sister!

  139. Abigail says

    She looks fun and creative – my daughter would love her!

  140. Z is absolutely beautiful!!! <3

  141. Sarah Ruiz says

    She’s soo cutie! My daughter would love that she wears glasses just like her and has the same long dark hair!

  142. Julie Waldron says

    We love American Girl! I would love this for my daughters.

  143. Colleen Boudreau says

    I had the Samantha doll when I was little.

  144. My daughter would love this doll! She’s has been wanting an american girl doll forever. i love that each doll has a story to go along with them. thanks for the chance!

  145. Tee Anderson says

    This doll looks most like my daughter. I really like that she can pose easily.

  146. caryn s says

    I love this new AG doll and that they offer such a diversity within their dolls now!

  147. Ellen C says

    I would absolutely love to win this for my daughter’s birthday. Thanks for the chance.

  148. ellen beck says

    My niece would adore this doll.I love everything about her. She is just beautiful and I like everything AG does.

  149. ellen beck says
  150. Anita Jude says

    I would love to win this American Doll for a very special girl on her birthday

  151. Taryn T says

    My daughter has just now gotten to really understand the stories of American Girl Dolls, and I love that this doll is multicultural, and that she would be old enough to learn more about her story!

  152. elizabeth miller says

    i love that they are making a doll that is about filming. She would be perfect for my daughter who loves to run around taking videos of everything and everyone.

  153. Mandi Smith says

    Z Yang is adorable! My daughter would love this! Thank you for the opportunity

  154. Bridget E Calfee says

    Sweet Baby Doll

  155. Andrea v says

    This would be amazing for my kids!

  156. erica hall says

    I love her glasses- reminds me of my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway.

  157. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    I love everything about American Girl, such a pretty doll!

  158. Jennylyn Gross says

    What a pretty doll!

  159. My mom would love to own an American Girl doll, so I hope I can win Z Yang for her. My mom is retired and sews matching outfits for little girls and their AG dolls. She would love to be able to dress her up. My daughter is now in her mid-20s, but we had so much fun together when she was young, reading AG doll books.

  160. brittany marie thompson says

    My daughter would absolutely love this American Girl Doll

  161. They are doing such a great job! I love your blog too and you’re a great writer. Thank you so much!

  162. cjjmesser says

    I would LOVE to win this and give her to my Korean-American niece!

  163. I love this doll and my daughter would be so excited to have her!

  164. Teresa A Thompson says

    My granddaughter would love her!

  165. I grew up with AG dolls – it’s so much fun to see the selection grow and grow.

  166. Dawn Ballo says

    I love the diversity of the AG dolls. My granddaughter would love her.

  167. jeremy mclaughlin says

    My cousin would like this, thanks for the chance.

  168. athena graeme says

    I LOVE the American girl line diversity. I adopted a little girl from Timor-Leste and it’s SO incredibly hard to find a doll with her unique background. She always wants a baby that looks like her, but stores usually only carry Caucasian or African-American dolls. And Asian dolls are usually stereotypical, they assume a Chinese doll works for all Asian children, but saying a Chinese doll works for my Timorese daughter is like saying a Spanish doll works for a German girl.

  169. Kathryn Hyatt says

    It’s about time that we had some diversity in dolls for our young girls!

  170. Kim Naumann says

    My granddaughters are obsessed with playing dolls right now, this doll would make a great new addition!

  171. Lauren Becker says

    I love the American Girl dolls. I’ve always loved that they are so diverse. Thanks for the chance to win.

  172. i love that AG dolls are still a thing

  173. Jennifer Bay says

    My grand daughter loves American Girl and she would love this!

  174. Ada Miller says

    She is so cute! My niece would love her. Thanks for the opportunity!

  175. Tammy Morgan says

    Beautiful doll

  176. I love to show my grandchildren that there is diversity in our world and acceptance

  177. very interesting. my daughter is almost old enough for one!

  178. My daughter would love it!

  179. She’s adorable! Our three year old daughter would love her! I love the new contemporary dolls and their interesting hobbies. I think it’s really cool that she relates back to the web series too.

  180. Darlene Carbajal says

    My niece will love this doll!

  181. LaToya Workman says

    She is gorgeous!! My daughters would love this doll!

  182. Connie Kline says

    I love that this is such a tech savvy young woman! Lovely giveaway – thanks for the chance to win!

  183. what a lovely doll!!!!

  184. Lasonda says

    My granddaughter would love this doll.

  185. amy Sanford says

    My daughter would love this doll

  186. Audrey T says

    My daughter loves Z. She has dolls of all races, Z would be a great addition to her collection.

  187. I love American girl dolls, they empower little girls.

  188. Wendy R. says

    My niece loves the American Girl dolls, and my own daughter had one when she was young. Such a great line!

  189. Aaron B. says

    That’s a beautiful doll.



  191. My granddaughter would love to get this American Girl doll.

  192. American Girl is getting so creative with their doll choices! My daughter would love this so thanks for the chances to win.

  193. heather kaufman says

    I love that these dolls are getting more diverse.

  194. Thanks for the chance to win!

  195. What an adorable doll. My cousins would have loved her when they were little. I’m sure their daughters would love her now. It used to be so hard to find dolls in the US of different ethnicities; I love that it is more common now.

  196. Yvonne Delgado says

    I have always appreciated the American Girl Dolls. I loved reading the books with or to my daughter. She learned so much and really it prompted her to find out more about the historical time periods the girls were from. The doll alone is great but the stories that go with them make them really special

  197. My niece would love this doll.

  198. Elizabeth H. says

    I really love American Girl Dolls. I enjoy the books.

  199. Gabrielly says

    I’d love to win this doll for my niece.

  200. Christina M says

    I really love the American girl dolls

  201. Erin Madigan says

    My niece would absolutely love this doll!

  202. Thanks for the chance to win!

  203. I am so excited each year when I see the new American girl dolls! My daughter would love this!

  204. OMG……..I know the PERFECT little girl to gift this to!

  205. This is a beautiful doll! I love the story behind her. Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

  206. Leah Shumack says

    My daughter is a big American Girl fan!

  207. Breanna Davies says

    Amazing giveaway. My daughter would love this doll.

  208. rosemary says


  209. Christina C moore says

    My granddaughter would love this doll

  210. Brandon Sparks says

    If I was ever lucky enough to win this I would gift it to my daughter. She is all about American Girl. Thanks for this chance..

  211. HAZELL PEREZ says

    My niece would be thrilled. Lovely precious doll. Thanks for the wonderful chance 🙂 very generous. Good luck everyone.

  212. Stephanie MacDonald says

    would love my daughter to have a doll like this

  213. Jennifer Cervantes says

    I love this doll. I know my girls would love this doll.

  214. Maggie Smith says

    I had Molly when I was little and I would love to win to share with my little one! Thank you!!

  215. This will make my daughter very happy to win.

  216. nice doll

  217. amanda whitley says

    my daughter would love this doll, she is so pretty!

  218. Angela Saver says

    I would love this for my sweet niece! She would be her favorite!

  219. Pauly D Young says

    Our Little angel would Love this. Thank you

  220. Awesome! This Z Yang doll looks super cute! I would love to win her for my nieces 🙂
    Thank You for the chance!

  221. Meghan K says

    She is gorgeous. I would love to win her for my daughter.

  222. Kristin C says

    My daughter would love this doll!

  223. Tara Darity says

    My daughter would love to have one of these American girl dolls!

  224. Kelsey vinson says

    My daughter would love an American doll

  225. Kim Holsapple says

    So awesome to see a new doll come out.

  226. kelly woods says

    She is sooo unique. Would love to win her. Thanks for the chance.

  227. Kayla Klontz says

    My daughter would love this doll!



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