American Girl’s 2017 Girl of the Year Gabriela McBride #GabrielaMcBride (& Giveaway Ends 3/27)

I received the product below in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.

To kick off the year, American Girl has launched their newest doll, Gabriela McBride. As 2017 Girl of the Year, Gabriela is a doll who has a passion for the arts – specifically spoken word poetry. She is a girl who is all about overcoming personal obstacles and creating positive changes for her community.

Gabriela is a beautiful 18-inch doll dressed in a performance-inspired outfit. Unlike past Girl of the Year dolls, as the 15th Girl of the Year, Gabriela will be available throughout 2017 and beyond.

Gabriela’s Story

Her story says that her mother is the founder of the Liberty Community Arts Center, which is where Gabriela and her friends hang out. So Gabriela has grown up surrounded by the arts – dance, painting, music and theater. In Gabriela’s stories, it is discovered that she struggles with stuttering but thanks to a new group in the arts center Gabriela finds her words flow freely in her poetry.

Partnership with Scholastic

To make sure Gabriela’s inspiring message is shared and to bring awareness to spoken word poetry, American Girl is partnering with Scholastic to create and distribute Express Yourself. The program Express Yourself was designed to empower students to use the arts as a tool for self-expression. Teachers can access these tools in March 2017 to encourage students to find their creative voices, just in time for National Poetry Month in April.

We love Gabriela McBride

My daughter fell in love with Gabriela as soon as she arrived at our doorstep. From her fun clothes to flowing curls, my daughter was so excited to play with her. Her hair is my favorite as it is unlike other dolls we have. While my daughter is young and doesn’t understand Gabriela’s story yet, I can’t wait to share it with her as she grows. I feel the story is very inspiring and she is such a great role model for young girls. With what is going on in today’s world with women, I love the girl empowerment that Gabriela is all about.

Get to know Gabriela

Now you can get to know Gabriela McBride and introduce her inspirational story to your girl today!

WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive the American Girl Doll Gabriela McBride

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This giveaway ends March 27, 2017.

Speak Your Mind



  1. I have 11 grandchildren and four of which are granddaughters, but praise the Lord only one of this age that would love this baby girl… She loves to cuddle. She just cuddles with stuffed animals, her dolls, pillows, the dog !!! This being a bigger doll of her size I think she would find a friend and new love.

  2. amber cheras says:

    My family loves to play with dolls and go bike riding

  3. My daughter loves to sew.

  4. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    The kids love arts and crafts!

  5. Tracey Concannon says:

    My daughters love to play soccer, read and explore outside!

  6. My child loves to ride horses.

  7. Marcus Walker says:

    My niece is a doll lover

  8. Amanda Alvarado says:

    Our daughter loves playing with her dolls – anything from Monster High to her American Girls – she plays with all of them!

  9. Susan Chester says:

    My granddaughter loves to do crafts with buttons and glitter.

  10. Carmen Van Deursen says:

    My daughter loves to build Legos and read American girl books especially Mia’s story.

  11. Carmen Van Deursen says:

    My daughter loves to build Legos.

  12. My daughter loves to sing, dance, and draw. She is a little artist in so many ways!

  13. Eileen Richter says:

    Well, my youngest likes to play sports, but she’s almost grown. We have 7 grandkids and the youngest girls are really closeby, ages 18 months and 5 and a half. They love to play with stuffed animals and our dog, play with my daughters old toys and dolls, and watch movies.

  14. Shelley P says:

    My little girl loves to color and draw.

  15. kelly woods says:

    My daughter loves to read! I am glad she does cause reading is good for her.

  16. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I have 3 granddaughters who love to play with dolls. One of them will play all day with hers.

  17. Stephanie Compton says:

    My granddaughter loves Barbie and her American Girl Doll. She loves dressing up and always wants to wear a dress. At the same time, she takes karate and loves it too.

  18. My niece loves to play dress up!

  19. Our three year old daughter loves coloring, painting, singing and playing with her play kitchen.

  20. I really want Gabriela McBride, she is so adorable! Also she is JUST like ME!!!! She likes Dancing and Singing like md! I really hope my mom gets her for me for my birthday!!!! Also when is her movie coming out?

  21. Renee Walters says:

    My son loves to read and my daughter loves to play board games.

  22. Now this is something my grand daughter would be overjoyed with. She wants a new doll.

  23. Lauren Becker says:

    My eldest niece loves dancing and books! 🙂

  24. She loves to go swimming.

  25. Sherry Keef says:

    My granddaughter loves to make tents and play with her toys.

  26. Audrey T says:

    My daughter loves to swim and do gymnastics

  27. My daughter loves playing with her dolls

  28. Sarah Hayes says:

    she loves to play with dolls. she has a great imagination

  29. tomi roberts says:

    i hope I win we do not have a noff to get her

  30. She is adorable.

  31. Angelica Dimeo says:

    My daughter loves having tea parties

  32. Hillary Franklin says:

    Super cute doll ! I know a little girl would love to be friends with!

  33. Michelle S says:

    My daughter loves to draw!

  34. LeAnn Harbert says:

    My granddaughters like to play soccer.

  35. HilLesha says:

    My daughter enjoys dancing, singing, and playing with her dolls. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. My daughter loves helping with cooking and baking.

  37. Nichole simmons says:

    My daughter keeps asking for an American girl doll! Thanks for the opportunity!

  38. My daughter loves to make pretend food and tea for her dolls and stuffed animals.

  39. Holly Shamley says:

    My daughter loves dancing and takes tap,jazz,and ballet! We adore American girl dolls and books too! What a awesome blog and thank you for the giveaway!

  40. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    My granddaughter loves to dance. She is on the competition team! Thanks!

  41. Linda G. says:

    She loves to play house with her dolls

  42. Janet Woodling says:

    When my girls were small one loved dolls and the other on her books.

  43. denise low says:

    My granddaughters love to play with their barbies.

  44. My daughter loves to play Legos.

  45. Deanna Straub says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! My little granddaughter’s dad passed away in October and now she is being diagnosed with severe ADHD and cannot go to school anymore. They are starting her on medication and having a tutor come to the house for her. She is 6 and in Kindergarten. I really think this doll could make a big difference in her life. I’m praying.


    My girls live for singing, dancing and performing around the house!

  47. my little girl likes playing with her brothers when they come home from school

  48. My daughter loves to dance.

  49. Lindsey Wilkins says:

    My children love to play outdoors!

  50. Renee Rousseau says:

    My granddaughter Remy loves to sew clothes for her American Girl Dolls!

  51. Christina Foley says:

    my daughter loves to play soccer and she is also very creative, she loves to create things – draw, paint, crochet, build things

  52. Victoria Scott says:

    My children love to dance and sing. Even the 15 month old has been “dancing” since he was about 4 months old.

  53. Donna Marie says:

    My daughter love to cheer. She cheers for basketball,football and will be cheering competitively this year. She also loves to dance.

  54. James Robert says:

    My 2 youngest girls like playing house together. They have diapers for their dolls, clothing and all kinds of fun kitchen things for kids.

  55. Cynthia C says:

    My nieces love to play dress up.

  56. Right now my daughter is obsessed with the American Girl lego sets! Legos and American Girl are her two favorite things to play with.

  57. Brynn Elizabeth Dexter says:

    My son loves to play on the playground, watch paw patrol and color.

  58. elizabeth miller says:

    My daughter loves dance and krav maga. She does really well in both. She has done dance for years but just this year quit gymnastics to do krav maga.

  59. Bonnie Lee says:

    My daughter loves arts and crafts!

  60. Michelle C says:

    My daughter loves reading and martial arts!

  61. My cousin loves reading!

  62. rhonda fuller says:

    My granddaughter would think I was the best nana ever if I won this for her 🙂

  63. My granddaughter enjoys dressing up and playing with her dolls.

  64. Stephanie says:

    my daughter loves coloring

  65. My two girls love to play with their dolls!

  66. Christy sweeney says:

    My kids love to sing,dance and do arts and crafts

  67. Heather S says:

    My daughter loves to play with her dolls.

  68. My daughter loves to draw.

  69. My kids like playing marbles

  70. My 4 year old loves to play with legos and have tea parties!

  71. My great niece has started attending American Girl parties in her town with her cousin. They both love the dolls and the parties 🙂

  72. Kathy Stevenson says:

    My daughters love to play with their American girl dolls!

  73. Vanessa Richard says:

    My daughter loves playing with Elmo and her dolls (babies as she calls them).

  74. laura feist says:

    my grandchild loves hockey

  75. shelly peterson says:

    My niece loves to sing and dance.

  76. tammy smith says:

    My granddaughter love to dance

  77. Love to play house.

  78. My daughter loves to sing, draw, read, play with her dolls, and invent her own games! She’s such a creative little girl!

  79. April Valentine says:

    My daughter loves to sing and dance. She always keeps us entertained!

  80. Barbara Tryon says:

    My Grandaughter loves pretending that she is cooking and cleaning.

  81. SHIRLEY SYMON says:

    My nephews love to sing. My 4 year old got a standing microphone for Christmas and they just love to play with it and sing along to any music they hear

  82. My child loves to sing!!

  83. Tracy Snyder says:

    Briana loves to draw her dolls. she is getting to be a great artists!

  84. My daughter loves to create things with her art supplies.

  85. My niece loves to play with her baby dolls.

  86. My god-daughter likes to watch Pitch Perfect.

  87. crystle tellerday says:


  88. vickie couturier says:

    my grandaugter loves to play with her dolls and change their clothes a lot to match what she is wearing

  89. Mary Ellen Davison says:

    Madelyn loves to create plays & original stories!

  90. She loves to play with baby dolls.

  91. Anita Duvall says:

    She loves to color and make arts and crafts the most.

  92. My grandkids love to do whatever activity is available at the time. They love coloring, painting, playing with play doh, etc. Playing with vehicles, dolls, playing outside.

  93. My child loves to bake. We are always baking something together.

  94. My daughter loves to Craft! She enjoys making things!

  95. Gina Ferrell says:

    My daughter loves to play soccer.

  96. heather b says:

    My daughter loves to sing and dance!!