Meet Corinne Tan: First Chinese American Girl of the Year in American Girl
American Girl fans were thrilled to meet 2022 Girl of the Year – Corinne Tan! Corinne that First Chinese American Girl of the Year in American Girl. Growing up with her Chinese American family in Aspen, Colorado, Corinne loved to hit the slopes, be an older sister to her younger sister, Gwynn, and train her new puppy to be a search-and -rescue dog.
Corinne joined the American Girl line of contemporary characters that inspire children to make a positive difference in the world. American Girl said “Although confident and brave on the mountain, Corinne has to find her balance as she adjusts to her newly mixed family and the courage to speak up when faced with xenophobic comments. Through Corinne’s stories, young readers have learned that home means being surrounded by people they love and being proud of who they are, while advocating for positive change.
Corinne’s story is relevant and timely, explores the changing family dynamics and Corinne’s Chinese heritage, addresses anti-Asian racism, and offers lessons in empathy and alliance. To further support Corinne’s important message, American Girl donated $ 25,000 to The AAPI Youth Rising, a student-led nonprofit that brings awareness to the rise of xenophobia against Asians in America and calls for positive change through education.
Jamie Cygielman, General Manager of American Girl, said, “While full of outdoor adventure and fun, Corinne’s message is, ultimately, about the power of love — between family, friends, and communities — and the strength and courage that come from it. We made Corinne to be a positive role model that our fans like us can look at and learn from. all working towards a world where everyone is treated fairly and with respect. ”
American Girl fans can bring Corinne’s stories to life with the beautiful 18-inch doll. Corinne has brown eyes and long, straight black hair with turquoise highlights and wears her signature outfit complete with a white cable-knit sweater, iridescent leggings, and faux-fur trimmed boots. . To make the doll, American Girl’s designers consulted with consultants about several exclusive features, including Corinne’s hair style and color, skin color, and newly designed eyes.
More reliance on family power — with a Girl of the Year first — American Girl also introduced a 14½-inch companion doll to Corinne’s younger sister, Gwynn. Like her older sister, Gwynn has brown eyes and long curly black hair with bangs. In addition to her introductory dress, there are additional accessories that showcase Gwynn’s love of ice skating. AG fans, especially the siblings, will be happy to have these strong and sweet siblings in their American Girl collection, creating endless AG family fun with imaginative play.
There is already one Corinne’s full line of shopping products and events planned. Corinne’s product collection has everything she needs for an afternoon on the slopes, such as an accessory set featuring a knit hat, sunglasses, legwarmers, and backpack. Corinne, Gwynn, and the entire Girl of the Year 2022 collection can now be purchased at AmericanGirl.com, and at local American Girl stores.
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