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Meet Gabriela McBride, the new American Girl doll

Kidsday reporters from left, Casey DiGioia, Zoey Rosario

Kidsday reporters from left, Casey DiGioia, Zoey Rosario and Tinia McGee with Gabriela and her accessories. Credit: Newsday / Pat Mullooly

We are writing about the newest American Girl doll for 2017 — Gabriela McBride. The doll comes with one book, an outfit, one headband and a bunch of rubber bands for her hair. She is 18 inches tall. Lots of kids want the doll but it can be very expensive.

The Gabriela doll is very fun to play with and she is made to look like a real person. The doll has curly, long black hair that is very fun to play with. You can do lots of hair styles with it. She has brown skin. You can play lots of games with her but you have to be careful because she can’t go in the water. When you sit her up her eyes open and when you lay her down her eyes close. You can buy a matching outfit for you and her to wear.

Now let’s talk about the book, which tells Gabriela’s story. In the book we find out that Gabriela loves music, dancing, painting and poetry. When speaking up she gets scared so when she does poetry it is a way for her to share what she is feeling. She loves her community center where she dances and learns poetry. When she finds out the center is going to be closed, she and her friends try to save it. We recommend this book because if you get the doll and read the book you’ll learn a lot about Gabriela and what has happened in her life. We think you should buy her. If you do get her, make sure you take good care of Gabriela. You can find out even more about her by visiting the American Girl website:


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