American Girl will be launching Z Yang on April 27.
“Z” (short for Suzie) is Korean American and the latest character to join this series of contemporary characters
- AmericanGirl’s popular stop-motion vlogger character, Z Yang, is being brought to life for fans who have come to know and love her as the star of the company’s immensely popular web series, Z’s Crew . Z hails from Seattle and loves staying connected with friends and sharing a good story through her stop motion videos.
- To celebrate Z’s launch, AG is hosting Z debut events at its retail locations nationwide the weekend of April 28. And on May 6, American Girl’s stores in NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, and DC will host meet-up events to introduce fans to real girls who, like Z, have gained popularity and a strong online following based on their creative passion for photography and stop motion videos.
Here’s an update on 2017 Girl of the Year, Gabriela McBride
Gabriela expresses herself through spoken word poetry. To help celebrate National Poetry Month (April), American Girl is debuting a series of Gabriela-inspired videos , featuring real girls who use their passion of spoken word to let their voices be heard, while encouraging girlshow to get started if they’ve never created spoken word poetry before.
To connect boys and girls with Gabriela’s inspiring message and bring awareness of the strength in poetry, American Girl has partnered with Scholastic to create and distribute Express Yourself , a custom curriculum program that teaches 3rd-5th grade students how to use poetry as a tool for self-expression. The program features a poetry contest for students that will run throughout the month of April.