Win American Girl’s 2016 Girl of the Year!

What little girl doesn’t dream of American Girl dolls?  As a parent I must admit that I was skeptical at first.  That was until I took a tour at one of the stores.  I then learned about the meaning of the girls.  They each have a story.  The brand American Girl really wants little girls and boys (yes they do have boy items) to really understand culture and its not just about a doll but about a story. Each year they come out with the Girl of the Year doll.  They showcase her with stories, books, outfits and basically put a theme around her. Explore with Lea-HR Today, millions of girls are going wild for Lea Clark,    American Girl’s 2016 Girl of the Year! Lea, a talented photographer with a love for animals, discovers a wide world of possibilities when she embarks on a faraway adventure to Brazil.    Available for only one year, Lea’s collection includes a beautiful 18-inch Lea doll featuring long wavy hair and warm hazel eyes, plus several tropical-inspired outfits, accessories, and toys that reflect her Brazilian travels—including Lea’s Rainforest House with over 30 pieces! To further expand Lea’s world for girls, an all-new, action-adventure film will debut on DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment in summer 2016. Lea Closeup-HR   Written by award-winning author Lisa Yee, the 2016 Girl of the Year books—Lea Dives In, Lea Leads the Way, and Lea and Camila—introduce girls to a curious ten-year-old girl with an adventurous spirit. On a family trip to Brazil to visit her older brother, Zac, who is studying the Amazon rainforest, Lea is excited to capture everything she sees with her camera. Soon Lea  makes some incredible discoveries, but she also faces unexpected challenges, including a fear      of the ocean, tension with Zac, and finding a baby sloth that has been gravely injured. With the   help of her family, her new Brazilian friend, Camila, and her late grandmother’s guiding inspiration, Lea finds the inner strength and confidence to live her new adventures to the fullest. Lea DLYD PJs-HR   Giving Back with Lea To show girls that, together, they can make a difference in helping protect animals and their habitats, American Girl has created Wild at Art, a year-long fund-raising campaign in support of World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Starting January 1, American Girl is encouraging girls to use their artistic abilities to host an art sale and donate the proceeds to WWF. To launch the campaign, American Girl has made a $50,000 donation to WWF and also invites customers to contribute at American Girl retail stores and Parents can visit to learn more and register for Wild at Art, plus get animal-themed craft ideas, and be entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to win one of 17 Lea prize packages. Lea Beach Lifestyle-HR In addition, from January 1 through December 31, 2016, for every purchase of one of the three plush animals in Lea’s collection—the margay, sea turtle, or sloth—American Girl will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $100,000) to WWF. Other Lea-related initiatives being held throughout the year include the following:

  • Lea Born for Adventure Paid App and Online Play: Girls can join Lea in Brazil for an adventure of a lifetime with this paid app, featuring beautiful graphics, exclusive content,  and endless play. The app retails for $1.99 and is available for download on com/girloftheyear. Girls can also visit the Lea-dedicated site for book excerpts, movie-related content, games and quizzes, wallpaper and e-cards, and much more.


  • Lea Retail Events: On January 1, American Girl stores are hosting Lea’s Debut Event, where girls will get a first look at her full product collection, plus enjoy in-store activities, colorful crafts, giveaways, and a fun photo opportunity. Girls can also take part in free and paid Lea-related events throughout the year. For more details on the in-store events, visit com/stores.

Lea Doll and Book-HR   The Lea collection is available on January 1 through American Girl’s catalogue; at; at all American Girl retail locations nationwide; and at American Girl specialty boutiques at select Indigo and Chapters in Canada and El Palacio de Hierro locations in Mexico City. The Lea books can also be purchased through retail and online booksellers. Lea DLYD Whitesweep-HR To learn more about Lea and the Girl of the Year line, go to, Facebook at, Twitter at, Pinterest at, and American Girl’s Instagram page at To request an American Girl catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005.   ABOUT AMERICAN GIRL American Girl is a premium brand for and about girls and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT,, the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of toys and family products. Headquartered in Middleton, WI, American Girl offers an inspiring world of dolls, experiences, and entertainment to empower and unite girls of all ages. Best-selling lines include Truly Me™, Girl of the Year™, Bitty Baby™, and the classic historical character line BeForever™. The company sells products through its award-winning catalogue, on, in its experiential retail stores nationwide, and in specialty boutiques at select Indigo™ and Chapters™ in Canada and El Palacio de Hierro locations in Mexico City. American Girl’s mission is to fuel belonging and connection among girls, a goal that has already earned the loyalty of millions and the praise and trust of their parents and educators.  Lea Rainforest House Whitesweep-HR ABOUT WORLD WILDLIFE FUND® WWF is one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, working in 100 countries for over half a century. With the support of almost 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat climate change. Visit to learn more and keep up with the latest conservation news by following @WWFNews on Twitter. …………


Yup, you heard me.  I’m giving one lucky person a chance to win Lea!  All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter form below.  This form will then give me a winners name for me at the end of the contest.  I will then contact the winner via email in which you’ll have 48 hours to respond back (after that I’ll have to pick a new winner) then American Girl company will ship you LEA!  YAY!


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About Leslie Pleasants

Leslie Pleasants is the founder of Today's Every Mom. Inspired by her own busy life with kiddos she set out to create a spot where Moms of any stage or age could find relevant and resourceful advice.


  1. I would give it to my oldest daughter.

  2. My daughter would love to have Lea! Thank you!

  3. My daughter has been BEGGING for an American Girl doll for years! She has a used one she got from my mom who bought it off eBay years ago. Ever since than she’s been hooked! I really like this years doll and think she looks quite a bit like my daughter too!

  4. I’d give this to our friends’ daughter…she’s just getting to the right age to appreciate one.

  5. Paula Caudill says:

    I would gift it to my daughter, to reward her for being such a amazing little girl! Thank you & Good luck everyone !

  6. I would give this as a gift for my daughter.. She would LOVE this!

  7. MaddiesMom says:

    I would give this to my daughter! We are in the process of moving, and it would make it easier for her, with a new friend she could take with her!

  8. I would gift it to my niece

  9. I would give it as a gift to my daughter! Probably save it for her birthday!

  10. I would give this to my daughter. Maybe for her birthday in March.

  11. James Robert says:

    My 4 daughters have wanted one for the longest time so I would give to all of them to share and cherish. Thanks for the opportunity to win this terrific giveaway

  12. Sarah Hayes says:

    Id be thrilled to give this to my daughter for her birthday. it would be so special and definitely not something shed be able to have have otherwise lol

  13. I would surprise my granddaughters with this doll!

  14. I would give this to my daughter for her birthday.

  15. I would gift this to my niece.

  16. I’d give her to my little sister. She’s fallen in love with Lea and her collection! I’d love to be able to give Lea to her!

  17. If I won I would give it to my daughter. She has always wanted an American Girl doll.

  18. Oh I would love to give this to our little Kayla for her upcoming birthday! She has been asking for one and is just getting old enough now!

  19. My niece would love Lea! She is such a fan of American Girl. All her Christmas gifts this year were AG!

  20. Sarah Sobocinski says:

    It would be a gift for my daughter.

  21. My youngest daughter’s birthday is coming up and I would love to surprise her with this beautiful doll!

  22. If I won Lea I would give her to my daughter for her birthday. She Loves to read American Girl Doll books and has been wanting an American Girl Doll. She loves that Lea explores nature and enjoys photography!

  23. Jennifer Marie says:

    I would give this to my niece as a birthday gift. She would love it!

  24. heather b says:

    If I win I would give her to niece for her upcoming birthday!!

  25. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    If I Won, I’d Gift This To My Niece. She Is A Huge American Girl Fan!

  26. Nancy Loring says:

    I would save this for the daughter that I am going to have someday. I have 3 boys that I love dearly but they don’t like to play with dolls. I am determined to have a girl so that we can do all those girly things together.

  27. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I would give it to my daughter for Valentine’s Day if it came in fast enough, if not i’d just surprise her with it because I wouldn’t be able to wait until her birthday! She would LOVE Lea!!!

  28. I would save this for my daughter I will have one day

  29. Courtney Lavaty says:

    I would give it to my seven year old. She would flip! She’s come a long way in school this year and This would be the ultimate reward!

  30. My daughter is a huge American Girl fan. She has Kit and would love to have a friend for Kit.