(WIVB) — The latest American Girl doll is the first one to have a disability.
Joss Kendrick, the 2020 American Girl doll of the year, is a 10-year-old surfer and competitive cheerleader from California.
The President of American Girl tells USA Today that Joss has congenital hearing loss.
She was born deaf in her left ear and can hear a little from her right one.
The company has already offered dolls that can be fitted with wheelchairs and crutches, but this is the first to have a disability as part of her story.