We received compensation in exchange for sharing our honest and unbiased option. As always, thoughts and opinions are all our own. The American Girl Doll of the Year 2018 has been announced, and she officially went on sale January 1st! As a homeschooling mom of three daughters, I couldn’t be more excited about Luciana Vega. It’s no secret that STEM and coding are the way of the future, and teaching our girls to defy stereotypes in these fields is the key to breaking the proverbial glass ceiling.
American Girl Doll of the Year 2018 – Luciana Vega
Luciana Vega, the 2018 Girl of the Year comes with an out-of-this-world storyline about an 11-year-old who dreams of being the first person on Mars! American Girl worked with NASA, including a task force of advisors (scientists, astronauts, and more below) who helped ensure the accuracy and authenticity of Luciana’s world—from her story and products to a STEM-based educational program in partnership with Scholastic and Space Camp.
Looking beyond her cool line of space-inspired products (like a Mars habitat and flight suit!), American Girl’s purpose behind this character is what’s most important.
Luciana shows what it can mean to be a girl of strong character today; where creative thinking, collaboration, and STEM literacy provide opportunities for meaningful growth and development.
Technology continues to revolutionize what we do and what we know, and Luciana is a character that can bring visibility and valuable lessons to girls at a time in their lives when they’re learning about their infinite potential to change the world.
Bringing the American Girl doll of the year 2018 story to life is an all-star advisory board that includes: Dr. Ellen Stofan, former NASA Chief Scientist, Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Maureen O’Brien, Manager of Strategic alliances at NASA, and Dr. Megan McArthur Behnken, NASA Astronaut.