American Girl names first Chinese-American doll ‘Girl of the Year’

American Girl has named for the first time a Chinese-American doll as its “Girl of the Year.

On Dec. 30, the doll company unveiled Corinne Tan, a Chinese-American skier.

“While filled with outdoor adventure and fun, Corinne’s message is, ultimately, about the power of love — between families, friends, and communities — and the strength and courage that comes from it,” said Jamie Cygielman, General Manager of American Girl in a statement. “We created Corinne to be a positive role model our fans can look up to and learn from as we all work toward a world where everyone is treated fairly and with respect.”

The doll sells for $110 and comes with a book.

Corinne was created with the help of children’s author Wendy Wan-Long Shang, who wrote two books on the character.

By Sarah Dewberry, The Denver Channel.