Introducing Luciana this year’s American Girl of the Year

Every December my daughter and I start looking forward to who American Girl will choose as their next Girl of the Year.

Will she be a dancer? a tennis player? a scientist?

We were thrilled to finally see the reveal on January 1st – this year’s GOTY is Luciana Vega!

Luciana loves space and science and is an aspiring astronaut. She has beautiful brown eyes and long brown hair with a purple streak.

Luciana Vega American Girl of the Year

About Luciana

  • Luci is 11 years old
  • She loves science and has tried to learn everything about space
  • She is going to space camp
  • She dreams of going to Mars

Luciana Vega American Girl of the Year

About the Doll

  • Luciana comes wearing a cosmic-print dress
  • She has silver high top boots
  • She has choker and necklace
  • She has a red purse belt
  • She comes with her very own book entitled “Luciana”

Luciana Vega American Girl of the Year

Luci is a beautiful doll. My daughter loves her mid-length hair with a vibrant purple streak. Luci stands on her own and has a soft body.

Luciana Vega American Girl of the Year

Luciana Vega American Girl of the Year

There are so many great accessories available to go with Luciana. We absolutely love Luciana’s Stellar Outfit which includes a cute varsity jacket with a NASA patch. Luciana’s Mars Habitat and her Learning Station are two other accessories that would be amazing to add to any American Girl collection.


I really admire how American Girl creates a new relatable character every year. An advisory board helped create the story of Luciana Vega. They felt it was important to incorporate and encourage STEM with this year’s Girl of the Year.

The story of Luciana is one of challenges, obstacles and even failure. I appreciate that American Girl has created a character that young girls can admire and learn from.

I strongly believe that this year’s Girl of the Year makes a wonderful gift. I think she is a keepsake that any little girl can cherish. Luciana Vega retails for $149.00 CAD and is available at select Chapters Indigo stores and on

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Two Giveaways!

Enter to WIN Luciana Vega from Chapters Indigo. Click the image below to enter.

American Girl Luciana Vega Giveaway

Chapters Indigo want you to learn all about Luciana Vega! They are giving one of my lucky readers two Luciana Vega books! To enter, tell me what your child would like the most about Luciana. Then fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

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Giveaway open to Canadian residents only. Mandatory question must be answered to be eligible to win. Giveaway runs from January 16 – Jan 27 , 2018. See my terms and conditions for full giveaway info. Void where prohibited.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Chapters Indigo. All thoughts and opinions are always my own.


  1. I bought my daughter an American Girl for Christmas a few years ago, bought some clothes, winter coat and muff, pyjamas, a bath tub, etc and was so excited to give it to her and within a week it was in a box because it was so real looking it creeped her out, lol.

  2. Science! My daughter is a science and space lover and to have a best friend who loves the same, she would be in her glory!

  3. My daughter loves stars and space, she also loves dolls that she can dress up and play pretend with, she’d love Luciana

  4. I think my daughter would love the purple streak in her hair the most. Plus it matches the doll’s dress which is cool.

  5. We just visited the Space Centre this week and it really got my daughters excited about space travel. They like that this doll is all about space too!

  6. My girls would love the purple in her hair as well as the fact that she loves space and science like they do.

  7. One of my granddaughters just visited the space centre in Florida this past summer and she was fascinated with the whole experience and the idea of going into space. Reading these books with her American Girl dolls would be something she would enjoy so I would like to win for her.

  8. My granddaughter love that she is an aspiring astronaut. Space and science are fascinating to her. Thank you!

  9. My niece is in awe of this entire line of dolls – she doesn’t have one yet, but we hope to change that as soon as possible 🙂

  10. My daughter would be excited that Luciana looks a lot like her. She even has a purple streak in her hair that my lil one wants! She can relate to Luciana because she likes science and fashion.

  11. My granddaughter would really love the purple streak in her hair because she also has a purple streak right now 🙂

  12. My daughter looks up to girls she could be like and she has an interest in space. I think she would also love the purple streak in her hair because purple is my daughters favourite colour. Thanks!

  13. What my daughter would love most is the shared interest in science. Science and math are 2 of my daughter’s favourite subjects, so she’d really relate to Luciana’s love of science!

  14. First she would LOVE the purple hair streak 😉 and second she would love that Luciana loves to space and exploring. 🙂

  15. My daughter loves space. She would love that they have that in common. My daughter would also love the streak of purple hair that Luciana has! 🙂

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