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American Girl introduces Chinese-American doll as its "Girl of the Year"

CBS, 10 Jan 2022
American Girl and Mattel kicked off the new year with the introduction of their 2022 "Girl of the Year": Corrine Tan, the brand's only Chinese-American character. In a series of books released in tandem with the doll, Corinne deals with serious issues like anti-Asian racism and growing up in a blended family. The award-winning author of those books, Wendy Shang, joined CBSN to talk more about the significance of this new character.

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