3…2…1…Let’s blast off with American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year™, Luciana Vega!
January 1, 2018, all American Girl retail stores, including Houston’s store in Memorial City Mall, will open all day to celebrate Luciana Vega, the 2018 Girl of the Year.
The doll comes with an out-of-this-world storyline about an 11-year-old who dreams of being the first person on Mars. American Girl worked with NASA, including a task force of advisors (scientists, astronauts, and more below) who helped ensure the accuracy and authenticity of Luciana’s world—from her story and products to a STEM-based educational program in partnership with Scholastic and Space Camp.
Looking beyond her cool line of space-inspired products (like a Mars habitat and flight suit!), Luciana empowers young girls to think, collaborate and explore the power of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
Bringing this story to life is an all-star advisory board that includes: Dr. Ellen Stofan, former NASA Chief Scientist, Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Maureen O’Brien, Manager of Strategic alliances at NASA, and Dr. Megan McArthur Behnken, NASA Astronaut.
Retail locations nationwide on January 1 will feature interactive science demonstrations, a Moon Phase craft, galaxy-inspired treats, and a free Luciana doll t-shirt to take home. For more details, visit americangirl.com/retail . @houstonfamilymagazine