American Girl has started the year off with inclusive messaging by announcing its 2020 Girl of the Year, a doll with hearing loss who is the company’s first girl with a disability. Joss Kendrick is a 10-year-old surfer and competitive cheerleader from Huntington Beach, California. But what makes the new American Girl special is she also wears a removable hearing aid to help with her hearing loss, making Joss the first doll created by the company to have a disability as part of her story. Big unveiling: American Girl teamed up with 17-year-old professional surfer Caroline Marks (right) to unveil its 2020 Doll of the Year, Joss Kendrick Details: Joss is a 10-year-old surfer and competitive cheerleader. She also has hearing loss, making her the first American Girl doll with a disability as part of her story Added touch: The doll comes with a removable hearing aid on her right ear New doll: Joss is an 18-inch tall doll with brown hair and brown eyes and retails for $98 Previously, the company has introduced wheelchairs and hearing aids consumers can purchase to add to their dolls, but never before has the company introduced a girl with a disability. ‘Joss has… Read full this story
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