Joss Kendrick FREE Printable coloring sheet!
American Girl has announced their girl of the year for 2020. Joss is the newest Girl of the Year. Joss joins some of the most beautiful dolls with rich story lines with her own strong message. Just like all American Girl Dolls, she is a unique beauty. Joss has bright eyes and long beautiful hair. She has a fun style, a great personality, and is a strong athlete. We are thrilled to kick of 2020 by introducing our friends to Joss. American Girl has also allowed us to share a unique Joss Kendrick inspired printable coloring sheet! Enjoy a free high resolution coloring sheet featuring Joss Kendrick surfing in sunny Huntington Beach California.
We love that American Girl continues to feature girls as strong and capable of whatever their dreams are. Joss is a strong athlete who is not held back by her disability. As a mother of a child with a disability, it makes my heart so happy. While hearing aids have been an optional add on for American Girl Dolls for years, this is the first time an American Girl Doll character has used a hearing aid. I love that so many girls will be able to see a doll just like them! What is equally as important is that other children that do not use hearing aids will see a doll with this as part of her life and it might make seeing one on a friend or stranger less curious.
Our printable coloring sheet below is available to download and share. Readers do not need to enter any information or even subscribe to our blog to enjoy this fun freebie. Make sure to check back for more free coloring pages as we love to add regularly. We also shared a free printable Female Astronaut coloring page which was inspired by the American Girl Doll, Luciana. Of course check out our entire collection of licensed and unique printables on our page. We have hundreds of free coloring and activity sheets available for use. Printable coloring sheets are allowed for home and school use. We encourage readers to use printable coloring and activity sheets for American Girl Doll themed birthday parties as a fun budget friendly activity for children. The printable below features Joss surfing with her adorable dog at sunset in beautiful Huntington Beach, California.
Who is the 2020 American Girl Doll of the Year?
American Girl 2020 Girl of the Year™ is Joss Kendrick.™ Joss — a fierce athlete born with hearing loss and a passion for surfing and competitive cheer — joins American Girl’s lineup of inspirational characters who impart meaningful life lessons to help girls learn and grow with confidence. 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.
To celebrate the new Girl of the Year, American Girl is teaming up with 17-year-old surfing prodigy Caroline Marks, as she prepares to make history next summer as a member of the first-ever U.S. Women’s Olympic surfing team. “I’m so excited to be a part of the Joss launch and share her message that passion and hard work can really take a girl places—even to the Olympics,” said Marks.
“American Girl has a rich legacy of creating timeless characters who encourage girls to reach for new heights and discover who they’re meant to be,” said Jamie Cygielman, General Manager of American Girl. “We’re proud to welcome Joss Kendrick, whose stories are sure to instill confidence and character in girls who are learning to think about the possibilities in their own lives. Working with Olympic hopeful surfer Caroline Marks adds real-world inspiration about what can happen when you go ‘all in’ on your dreams.”
To create Joss, American Girl worked closely with a team of experts specializing in surfing, competitive cheerleading, and hearing loss, including:
- Crystal DaSilva—Women’s Deaf Shortboard champion and winner of national and world titles
- Sara Jo Moen & Julie Peterson—Owners of Fury Athletics in Madison, WI, a training gym for competitive cheer teams
- Sharon Pajka, Ph.D.—Professor of English at Gallaudet University and a specialist in portrayals of deaf characters in adolescent literature.
- Jennifer Richardson, Au.D.—Educational audiologist and founder of Hearing Milestones Foundation
- Bianca Valenti—Professional big wave surfer and co-founder of the Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing
In the two-book series, Joss grows up in Huntington Beach, California, also known as “Surf City U.S.A.” When the surf’s up, Joss loves to catch the waves any chance she can get. When she accepts her brother’s dare to try out for the competitive cheer team, Joss figures it’ll be easy. But instead of pom-poms and chants, Joss is surprised to see daring pyramids, flips, and jumps, and realizes the first rule of surfing—give respect to get respect—applies in the gym as well. By going all-in with cheer, Joss reaches new heights and discovers a whole new side of herself.
Below is a printable coloring sheet inspired by Joss Kendrick. Our giveaway is only live for a short time, but this printable will be available indefinitely for all American Girl Doll fans to enjoy! Print out and color Joss and her trusty English Bulldog surfing at sunset.
Joss comes to life through a beautiful 18-inch doll with long brown hair and brown eyes. She arrives wearing a swimsuit, hoodie, and shorts, plus a removable hearing aid in her right ear. Other Joss products include a surfboard and swim gear, cheer outfits and equipment—including a cheer backpack, slides, and competition shoes in partnership with Nfinity®—and her talented English bulldog, Murph the Surf Dog. And coming this spring, American Girl, in partnership with Volkswagen Accessories, will debut Joss’s Volkswagen Surf Bus, which comes fully stocked with more than 50 components, including a storage bench that folds into a bed, a pop-up stove, and a fold-out table. The surf bus also features working headlights, turn signals, windshield wipers, and a radio, plus sounds for the horn and ignition.
- Girls can tune into a weekly online series, “Meet Joss,” plus view Joss-inspired music videos, DIY crafts, doll hair features, and other videos throughout the year on the brand’s popular YouTube Kids Channel
You can also see Scooter’s video featuring Joss below!
- A dedicated Joss play site offers girls free book excerpts, games and quizzes, wallpaper, and much more.
In honor of Joss, American Girl is proud to partner with Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the nation’s leading nonprofit representing people with hearing loss, with a $25,000 donation to support the organization’s education and awareness programs. American Girl is also supporting HLAA’s 2020 Walk4Hearing. Celebrating its 15th year, the Walk4Hearing brings families together across the US to encourage hearing health and living well with hearing loss. And, from January 1, 2020 through the end of the year, the company will collect donations for HLAA at americangirl.com and at American Girl stores nationwide.
The Joss collection is available on December 31, 2019, at americangirl.com and at all American Girl retail locations nationwide and, starting January 1, 2020, at American Girl specialty boutiques at select Indigo™ and Chapters™ locations in Canada and online at Indigo.ca. The Joss doll and book retails for $98 and the Joss books ($7.99 each) can also be purchased through retail and online booksellers.
ABOUT AMERICAN GIRL
American Girl is a premium brand for girls and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., a leading global children’s entertainment company that specializes in the design and production of quality toys and consumer products. Headquartered in Middleton, WI, American Girl offers an inspiring world of dolls, content, and experiences that nourish a girl’s spirit and help develop her strength of character. Best-selling lines include Truly Me™, Girl of the Year™, Bitty Baby™, WellieWishers™, and American Girl’s classic historical characters. The company sells products through its award-winning catalogue, on americangirl.com, in its proprietary U.S. experiential retail stores, as well as at specialty retailers nationwide. By inspiring girls to be their best, American Girl has earned the loyalty of millions and the praise and trust of parents and educators.
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