#ad @americangirlbrand #courtney1986 #myamericangirl I think it is SO special that something as simple as a doll can bring so much happiness and love and memories into childrens' lives. What I have loved about American Girl growing up is how every doll has an entire backstory and history - and their 17th historical doll, Courtney, is no exception. Courtney grew up in the 1980s (best hairstyles of any decade, by the way!!) and has a huge, blended family, similar to mine and it is so powerful for young kids like Aria and even Harlow to find stories that they can relate to - courtney embraces her big family even though she is sometimes viewed differently by her peers, and I know Aria feels the same way with our family. We also love Courtney because she is teaching girls that it is important to take risks and do things that might seem out of the norm - hence why she is a video game designer and in her video game the hero is a girl - how cool is that?! Anyhow, we are very grateful that American Girl has released a doll whose story resonates SO closely and perfectly with our family and we know you will find something in her story that resonates with yours Visit www.americangirl.com to purchase Courtney and her awesome accessories (this phone, c'mon!) or visit your local American Girl retailer store!