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Environmentalist doll is American Girls' 'Girl of the Year'

Environmentalist doll is American Girls' 'Girl of the Year'
Kira Bailey is a nurturing and inquisitive 10-year-old who cares deeply for animals and the environment.

American Girl’s 2021 “Girl of the Year” is Kira Bailey, a “nurturing and inquisitive 10-year-old who cares deeply for animals and the environment,” the Mattel subsidiary announced on Thursday.“As American Girl kicks off its 35th year, Kira joins our lineup of diverse and purposeful characters who star in stories that reflect the realities of the times — whether it’s historical or modern-day,” Jamie Cygielman, American Girl’s general manager, told the Daily News in a statement.(American Girl) “As we all witnessed the bushfires rage in Australia last year and start up again this September, and the devastating wildfires in the western United States, we knew it was important to focus Kira’s story on the major conservation and climate challenges facing our planet today,” she added.Most Read For its 2021 American Girl, the company joined forces with NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service, Inc.

(American Girl) “Wild species worldwide are facing enormous challenges — including extinction — mainly due to habitat loss, natural disasters, and climate change,” Shelley added.30, 2021, American Girl has pledged to support WIRE’s mission to rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife “by matching customer donations dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $25,000.

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