This week American Girl announced their new doll for 2020. Joss Kendrick is “a fierce athlete born with hearing loss and a passion for surfing and competitive cheer. Whether she’s on her surfboard or in the gym, Joss shows girls the importance of trying new things, pushing past stereotypes, and being a good team player.” The doll will come with a removal hearing aid.
With this announcement also comes the news that American Girl has teamed up with the Hearing Loss Association of American (HLAA) to help support HLAA’s educational programs by donating $25,000 to the organization. American Girl will also sponsor the organization’s 2020 Walk4Hearing with a donation of Joss dolls.
For information on HLAA and their collaboration with American Girl click here.
Clich here for more information on the release of the new doll.