Let’s give a warm welcome to the highly anticipated American Girl 2016 Girl of the Year doll, Lea Clark. Lea is a talented photographer with a love for animals, who discovers a wide world of possibilities when she embarks on a faraway adventure to Brazil.
Lea’s full collection includes a beautiful 18-inch doll featuring long wavy hair and warm hazel eyes, plus she has several tropical-inspired outfits, accessories, and toys available that reflect her Brazilian travels—including Lea’s Rainforest House with over 30 pieces!
To further expand Lea’s world for girls, an all-new, action-adventure film will debut on DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment in Summer 2016. Written by award-winning author Lisa Yee, the 2016 Girl of the Year books—Lea Dives In, Lea Leads the Way, and Lea and Camila—introduces a curious ten-year-old girl with an adventurous spirit. On a family trip to Brazil to visit her older brother, Zac, who is studying the Amazon rainforest, Lea is excited to capture everything she sees with her camera. Soon Lea makes some incredible discoveries, but she also faces unexpected challenges, including a fear of the ocean, tension with Zac, and finding a baby sloth that has been gravely injured. With the help of her family, her new Brazilian friend, Camila, and her late grandmother’s guiding inspiration, Lea finds the inner strength and confidence to live her new adventures to the fullest.
To celebrate the Girl of the Year launch, we were thrilled to partner with Indigo in December to give away the very first Lea Clark doll in Canada to one lucky winner, who has been randomly chosen from a huge list of contest entrants. The winner is Vicky Deane from Ontario and her granddaughter is going to be thrilled when she finds out!
You still have a chance to win a doll yourself, since Indigo is also giving fans the chance to win their very own. Beginning January 1st, plum and irewards members can enter online for the chance to win 1 of 100 Lea dolls. The contest runs exclusively online (excluding Quebec residents) and closes on January 31st.
Plus, families from coast-to-coast can get to know Girl of the Year Lea Clark with crafts and activities at participating Indigo and Chapters locations on Saturday, January 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fans of the iconic brand can look forward to learning more about Lea and having fun along the way!
If you are unable to visit an American Girl Specialty Boutique you can still shop the complete collection at any in-store kiosk at Indigo, Chapters and Coles locations across the country, where orders can be shipped directly to a nearby store or your home without paying additional duties or customs.
Available for only one year, the Lea Clark doll retails exclusively at Indigo in Canada.