We've been waiting for this moment for about a year. We've been waiting to see the faces of the World By Us dolls. And now, that time has finally come.
Are you guys ready?
Here we go!
This is Makena Williams! She comes in a black shirt that says "See Me, Hear Me, Know Me", a purple and pink skirt, and pink sandals. She also comes with her book: "Makena: See Me, Hear Me, Know Me":
"Thirteen-year-old Makena Williams has a passion for fashion. She loves putting clothes together in unexpected ways. When school went virtual because of the pandemic, Makena started sharing her style by posting her OOTD (outfit of the day). Now she's back to school in person and meeting some of her fashion followers for the first time. Clothes are a way for Makena to connect with others-like her new friends, Evette and Maritza. But some people don't see Makena for who she is. They only see her as a Black girl, and they make unfair assumptions. After a hurtful incident in her own neighborhood, Makena discovers how to use fashion to speak up about injustice."
This is Maritza Ochoa! She comes in a red tank top, black leggings striped with red, and tennis shoes. She also comes with her book 'Maritza: Lead With Your Heart':
"Seventh-grader Maritza Ochoa learns to lead on and off the soccer field as she organizes community support for her teammate Violeta whose family member is being detained by immigration officials and who has a secret of her own Maritza promises to keep."
Lastly, this is Evette Peeters! She comes in a floral orange dress and floral black boots. She also comes with her book, "Evette: The River and Me".
"Evette learns the rift in her family was caused by racism and organizes a river cleanup where she invites her friends and family, including both of her grandmothers, hoping they can make amends."
What do you think? Who's your favorite? I'm unsure: I'm getting one of them at launch tomorrow and am unsure who to get! I was going to get Makena at first, but when I learned more about the other two it made it hard to decide!