American Girl ‘Girl of the Year’ Doll Rocks a Hearing Aid
[Source: USA Today]
American Girl is starting off the new year with a message of ambition and inclusivity –and a nod to the upcoming summer Olympics.
The Mattel-owned company has announced its annual “Girl of the Year,” and 2020’s doll is Joss Kendrick, a 10-year-old surfer and competitive cheerleader from Huntington Beach, California. She has two older brothers and a pet bulldog. She has long brown hair and brown eyes and wears a swimsuit, hoodie and shorts.
She also rocks a hearing aid.
Joss is the American Girl’s first-ever doll who has a disability.
“She has congenital hearing loss. She was born deaf in her left ear and can hear a little bit in her right ear,” American Girl president Jamie Cygielman told USA TODAY.
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