Long overdue American Girl doll represents black girls who stutter
BY KATIE DUPERE
When 4-year-old Hazel Alexander was introduced to Gabriela McBride, she knew they would have an instant bond.
Talking to her mom about her new “friend” — who happens to be American Girl’s Girl of the Year
for 2017 — Hazel couldn’t contain her excitement.
“Mom, I know how to stutter,” Hazel said. “I can totally talk ‘her.'”