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American Girl Jess is an 18” limited edition Girl of the Year doll that was released in 2006 by the American Girl company that produces a line of historical and contemporary period dolls. As a limited edition doll, American Girl Jess was available only for one year and has one book called Jess written by Mary Casanova. The doll’s full name is Jess Akiko McConnell.
American Girl Jess McConnell represents a 10 year old girl who is of mixed Japanese-American and Irish heritage. Her face mould is unique, reflecting her genealogy. The Jess doll has light skin and brown eyes. She sports dark brown thickly braided hair with auburn highlights. The American Girl Jess doll wears an orange blouse with floral embroidery and a flared orange and purple skirt with open toe slippers. Jess has a cloth body and movable limbs made from vinyl.
Jess is a curious, adventurous girl who is full of life. She has many adventures with her archaeologist parents. Her story focuses on the preservation of history and being responsible. Jess follows her parents on a long, 5-month archaeological expedition to Belize in Central America to uncover ancient Mayan historical artefacts. The American Girl Jess accessories include a kayak set and a tree swing.
All the Jess collection, except the book, was completely sold out on the American Girl website in December 2007. Jess may be purchased on the secondary market.
American Girl Jess Games and Activities
The American Girl Jess website can be located in the ‘Fun for Girls’ section of the American Girl company website. There are two games for girls to enjoy involving Jess called ‘Jess’ Waterfall Jump’ and ‘Belize Beauties’, the latter being butterflies. On the craft section, girls can become engrossed in the ‘Dig up the Facts Quiz’ or the ‘Animal Adventures Story and Craft’. There are also American Girl Jess wallpapers that can be downloaded for free and e-cards that can be sent out featuring Jess.
American Girl Jess is an attractive doll whose story encourages young girls to be responsible and aid in preserving history for future generations. Jess’ story teaches girls that life is full of adventures and having a responsible nature is crucial for personal development.