Family & Parenting

American Girl’s 2020 Girl Of The Year Wears A Hearing Aid

This is cool!

The American Girl brand has been releasing Girl of the Year dolls — limited-edition dolls — since 2001. And this year’s doll is fearless!

Joss Kendrick loves to fly high, whether participating in a surfing competition or tumbling through the air as part of the cheer team. And she also happens to use a hearing aid. With the release of the Joss Kendrick line of dolls and stories, American Girl has provided the perfect role model for differently-abled girls who yearn to reach for the sky.

According to Joss’s story, she was born deaf in her left ear, though she can still hear out of her right ear with the help of a hearing aid. This hearing aid comes with the doll as an accessory. You can spot it in this shot of Joss strolling barefoot on the beach, surfboard at the ready: