Hey American Girl Doll fans….
- Roses are Red,
- Violets are Blue,
- has exciting news for YOU!
April is National Poetry Month, and to help celebrate American Girl is debuting a series of Gabriela-inspired videos, featuring real girls who use their passion of spoken word to let their voices be heard, while encouraging girls how to get started if they’ve never created spoken word poetry before.
· Gabriela expresses herself through spoken word poetry. To help celebrate National Poetry Month (April),
· To connect boys and girls with Gabriela’s inspiring message and bring awareness of the strength in poetry, American Girl has partnered with Scholastic to create and distribute Express Yourself , a custom curriculum program that teaches 3rd-5th grade students how to use poetry as a tool for self-expression. The program features a poetry contest for students that will run throughout the month of April.
After watching the videos, my daughter was inspired to get out a pencil and paper to write her very own poem called “Math” because she loves numbers. I guess her and Gabriela will be doing a little spoken word performance after dinner!
I have more exciting news for American Girl fans. American Girl will be launching Z Yang on April 27!
“Z” (short for Suzie) is Korean American and the latest character to join this series of contemporary characters, representing more diverse backgrounds, creative interests, and experiences for girls today. As part of “More Characters To Love,” Z Yang will join Gabriela McBride, Tenney Grant and Logan Everett as AG newest doll in 2017.
To celebrate Z’s launch, AG is hosting Z debut events at its retail locations nationwide the weekend of April 28. And on May 6, 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 popularity and a strong online following based on their creative passion for photography and stop motion videos. They are:
o NYC: Basilmentos https://www.youtube.com/user/basilmentos
o Chicago: AGSmiless https://www.youtube.com/user/AGsmiless
o Seattle: FiveHensandaCockatiel https://www.instagram.com/5hensandacockatiel/
o Dallas: Mixie Pixie https://www.youtube.com/user/mixiepixie7
o DC: FiveDollStars https://www.youtube.com/user/FiveDollStars
For more information, go to www.AmericanGirl.com
Remember Create, Dream BIG, and Celebrate your Inner Star!
In honor of National Poetry Month, feel free to drop a poem below in the comments. You never know who you might Inspire!