American Girl’s 2012 Girl of the Year is named McKenna Brooks and she has blue eyes and carmel-colored hair.
According to American Girl, McKenna comes as a determined, energetic girl who loves gymnastics.
The tiny gymnast’s confidence takes a tumble when she struggles with reading comprehension.
With the help of a tutor she’s able to bring the same focus and determination she uses in her gymnastics training to improve her reading skills and get her grades back on track.
“McKenna shines on the balance beam, but when she falls behind in school, she must use her strengths to turn challenges into triumphs. Through McKenna, girls will discover the power of believing in yourself and your potential to achieve great things,” says an American Girl press release.
Two books will accompany her release. McKenna and McKenna, Ready to Fly! look to introduce readers to McKenna. American Girl is also introducing a companion book called Take the Challenge: Crazy Challenges and Silly Thrills to Explore Your Talents and Everyday Skills. It’s filled with more than 100 challenges, including brain-building games and quizzes.
Additionally, an all-new movie based on McKenna’s stories will premiere on DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
McKenna will be available for one year starting on January 1.