Much to the delight of young girls everywhere, the American Girl: 2017 Girl of the Year was recently unveiled... Gabriela McBride. Other than being yet another adorable AG doll that my girls will no doubt be saving their $$ for, Gabriela just so happens to be a girl who stutters. Yes, that's right... this year's featured doll has a speech impediment!
Here is a brief summary of her first book:
"Gabriela has grown up surrounded by the arts—dance, painting, music, and theater. But poetry is becoming her art form of choice, for good reason: she struggles with stuttering and poetry helps her words flow more freely. Although Gabriela is a bit quiet, when she does speak, she is sharp, honest, and funny. But can she learn to harness the power of her words and her creativity to help save her beloved community arts center from being torn down?"
Here are more fun details about Gabriela, according to American Girl Doll News:
Thank you, American Girl, for creating such a beautifully complex character and shining a light on a stuttering, (Click here if you'd like more information about stuttering.)
Will you be purchasing Gabriela?
1/3/2017 03:42:16 pm
I love that! I'm sure it will help those young girls in school who stutter feel more confident with their speech. Nice article. :)
Graham Speech Therapy
1/3/2017 04:12:35 pm
Isn't it great!? I'm so excited about this doll. :)
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