Meet the American Girl 2013 Girl of the Year – Saige Copeland


Saige Doll and Book-Hi Res

Saige Copeland is the 2013 Girl of the Year. I was lucky enough to be able to get to know Saige through her first book Saige by Jessie Haas.

Saige Book-Hi Res

Saige Paints the Sky-Hi ResSaige will also be featured in the book Saige Paints the Sky. As well as the activity line of books, Express Yourself: Use Art to Explore the Emotions Inside You! will help you follow Saige’s passion for painting and expressing herself creatively. Saige Book helps your child explore the topic of preserving the arts in education.


Starting today, January 1, 2013, the Saige collection(including all 3 books) will be available through the American Girl Catalog, and the American Girl website, as well as all of their retail locations.

Saige is a spirited and imaginative young girl who loves painting and horseback riding at her grandma’s ranch in Albuquerque, New Mexico – the hot-air balloon capital of the world. Saige’s collection is available for one year; the character comes to life with a beautiful 18-inch Saige doll featuring long auburn hair and an array of outfits and accessories, including a hot-air balloon and a posable horse.

A Little Information About Saige:

Where She lives: Albuquerque, New Mexico, the hot air balloon capital of the world

Saige Balloon Set-Hi Res

Her Favorite Activities: Being at her grandma Mimi’s ranch, painting in the studio or riding Picasso the horse

Saige and Picasso-Hi Res

Life Changes: Entering the 4th grade school year with no art class

Discoveries: Using your imagination to create artwork and inspire change



In order to go along with this theme, American Girl is sponsoring a school grant contest and partnering with Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and education. This charitable program titled “Shine On Now” will financially support the Arts Education Program component of Americans for the Arts, providing art education professionals with the resources they need. This contest begins January 1st and ends May 31st. For more information, visit The American Girl Website.

Children can also visit this site to enter the Soar with Saige Sweepstakes to enter to win one of ten prize packages.

Danielle received The Saige Book, as well as the Express Yourself Book in order to facilitate her review. All opinions are her own and honest. Please see “Disclose” tab for more info.


  1. Cute doll! I like that she is more modern.

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