American girl meets Jersey girl.
American Girl officially revealed its 2023 "Girl of the Year": Kavi Sharma from Metuchen, New Jersey.
Kavi, short for Kavika, is the first-ever South Asian "Girl of the Year" character, according to the doll maker.
As part of her story, Kavi lives with her close-knit Indian American family. She’s just a short train ride from New York City and Broadway which is her "favorite place in the world." Kavi is passionate about performing, from playing piano to dancing and singing. For her 12th birthday, Kavi is "beyond excited" to see her first Broadway show, Wicked.
Kavi’s personal story, written by New York Times bestselling author Varsha Bajaj, inspires kids to "share their talents, pursue new interests, and take pride in who they are." This is "just as Kavi and her family honor their Indian/Hindu heritage," American Girl wrote in a press release.