Thursday, December 3, 2015

Girl of the Year 2016 Lea Clark Book Cover

Earlier today, sparkles29 on AGPT shared the link to an ad for a Scholastic Book Fair, and later in the afternoon Rose on Facebook messaged me about it as well. On the back page of this ad, there was an image of the cover for next year's Girl of the Year Lea Clark book cover and short summary! She has kindly given us permission to share her find here. 

There is a full list of leaks for GOTY 2016 Lea Clark at the bottom of this post.

Cover of Book 1: 
Lea Dives In
by Lisa Yee
Short summary: Lea Clark is ready to explore the world, but when fun turns into danger, Lea must find the courage to face adventure head on!

The cover shows GOTY 2016 Lea Clark standing in front of the beach, wearing her meet dress that we saw leaked several months ago. She seems to be wearing a watch (I'm guessing the leaked pink watch from the summer), and holding a camera. Hopefully this is part of her accessories set! In the background, you can see 3 turtles making their way out of the water onto the beach. 

Back page of Book Fair Ad:
The image has since been removed from the book fair ad.

My personal feeling is disappointment. She looks like a beautiful girl, but she looks very white to me. That is not a bad thing in itself at all, but it is a disappointment because I was so very much hoping for an obviously, undeniable Girl of the Year character of color since we have not had a full one since Marisol 10 years ago and a mixed character since Kanani 5 years ago. At present, Lea simply looks like a tanned white character to me, though I hope that at least in her stories, she will be racially mixed and that plays a big role in her plot. 
She also appears much older than the 8-12 year old range I envision the characters, but this bothers me less because I felt Grace and Isabelle also looked much older in their illustrations too. 


Link to Scholastic Book Fair Ad: 




All info/leaks on GotY 2016 Lea Clark to date:
Link to eBay Photos of GOTY 2016 Lea Clark's Plush Sloth:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/photos-of-girl-of-year-2016-lea-clarks_29.html

Stock Photos for GOTY 2016 Lea Clark's Mix and Match Swimsuit & Beach Accessories:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/stock-photos-for-2016-girl-of-year-lea.html

Link to Book 2 Cover Illustration and Back Cover Summary for GOTY 2016 Lea Clark:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/photos-of-girl-of-year-2016-lea-clarks.html

Link to Details from Mini Doll Book for GOTY 2016 Lea Clark:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/quick-unrelated-note-about-1960s.html

Link to Complete Collection List for GOTY 2016 Lea Clark with Prices:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/girl-of-year-2016-lea-clarks-collection.html

Link to Full Sized GOTY 2016 Stock Photo:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/girl-of-year-2016-lea-clark-full-sized.html

Link to Photos of 2-in1 Swimsuit for GOTY 2016 Lea Clark on Kanani & Caroline Dolls:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/photos-of-girl-of-year-2016truly-me.html

Link to Photoshop Images of Potential Looks for Full Sized GOTY 2016 Lea Clark Doll:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/11/photoshop-images-of-potential-looks-for.html

Link to Comparison Photos of Lea Mini Doll with other Mini Dolls:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/11/comparison-photos-of-girl-of-year-2016.html

Link to GOTY 2016 Lea Clark Complete Leaked Wardrobe Group Photos:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/11/american-girl-of-year-2016-lea-clarks.html

Link to Photos of Explorer/Hiking Outfit Modeled on Truly Me #49 doll:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/11/photos-of-goty-2016-lea-clarks.html

Link to Full Cast List Photos of Actresses and Actors for GOTY 2016 Movie:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/11/girl-of-year-2016-lea-clark-movie-cast.html

Link to Potential 2-in-1 Swimsuit Set for GotY 2016 Lea Clark:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/11/potential-leaked-swimsuits-for-girl-of.html

Link to Photos of Tropical Romper Outfit Modeled on Kanani & Caroline dolls:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/10/photos-of-goty-2016-lea-clark-green.html

Link to Photos of Pink/Yellow Tunic Top Outfit Modeled on Kanani & Caroline Dolls:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/10/photos-of-pinkyellow-tunic-outfit-for.html

Link to Photos of Purple Tie Dye Outfit Modeled on Kanani & Caroline Dolls:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/10/photos-of-purple-tie-dye-dress-for-goty.html

Link to Explorer/Hiking Outfit for GotY 2016 Lea Clark:

Link to Photos of  Fancy Occasion Dress on Kanani doll:

Link to Purple Dress & Messenger Bag for GotY 2016 Lea Clark:

Link to Shorts, Top, & Sandals Outfit for GotY 2016 Lea Clark:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/10/leaked-outfit-for-girl-of-year-2016-lea.html

Link to Fancy Occasion Dress for GotY 2016 Lea Clark:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/09/fancy-dress-for-girl-of-year-2016-lea.html

Link to Tropical Romper Outfit for GotY 2016 Lea Clark:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/09/newest-girl-of-year-2016-lea-clarks.html

Link to Potential Pajamas for GotY 2016 Lea Clark:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/09/girl-of-year-2016-lea-clarks-pajamas.html

Link to GotY 2016's Book Summaries:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/08/girl-of-year-2016-beforever-2016-new.html

Link to Girl of the Year 2016 Lea Clark's Meet Outfit & Mini Doll Images:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/07/girl-of-year-2016-name-meet-outfit-mini.html

Link to Meet Outfit Details Modeled on Various Dolls:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/07/girl-of-year-2016-meet-outfit-on.html

Link to Casting Call Audition Script for 2016 GotY Lea Clark's Movie:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/06/girl-of-year-2016-gemma-clark-casting.html

30 comments:

  1. Do you believe that 18 inch Lea will have medium vinyl? I sure hope so. I also agree that she appears older in the illustration. I was also hoping for a true racially mixed character for the 30th Anniversay. Well, I guess we will find out soon enough! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I do believe she will have medium vinyl, based off the mini doll, but it certainly doesn't look that way from the cover. :/ Well, in less than a month we'll know. Let's keep out fingers crossed.

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    2. Do you know why the picture of the book doesn't appear when you click on the full scholastic ad?

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  2. Bwahahahaa the book fair leaked it I hope my school or brother's school has one so I can look at it better. I thought I'd get Lea... but she's a white girl with a tan no matter what to my eyes, please keep me off #47's pictionary page I have no room anywhere anymore

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    1. Hahaha! I know! It seems like every year we get the leak from a different source. ^_^ I do think she will be a beautiful doll, and I may like how she looks, but if she turns out to not even be racially mixed I will be so disappointed. :/

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    2. Scholastics in t r o u b l e!! Ha! Ha!

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  3. I guess we can start thinking of her nickname now, eh? Wonderbread, Vanilla Buttercream and... hm.

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    1. Malibu Barbie?

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    2. At this point I'm going to need nicknames for the nicknames, there are just so many white characters in the line. XD

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  4. what kinda Brazilian Candlewax

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  5. I was struck by how much she looks like a young Buffy the Vampire Slayer! (Sarah Michelle Geller)

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    1. http://images4.fanpop.com/image/polls/748000/748120_1308244289818_full.jpg

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    2. Thanks for the link! So many people have been making that comparison and now I can see why! Good grief, I thought she looked old in the photo, but now I know she's vampire slayer old. :D

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  6. Hm... her face seems like it could be half Latina, it's hard to say though... I agree, I'm also disappointed. �� She looks like a tanned blonde and there's nothing wrong with that, except we already kind of took care of that category with Kailey in 2001. Come on AG let's try a little diversity! If she's going to be racially mixed, just make her look racially mixed! Lol now all I need is a Lea Clark 18 inch DOLL leak!

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    1. On instagram there has been a leak of what the doll looks like! The username is lea_clark_ag and she has a picture of the doll. Its most likely the doll because it looks to be just perfectly right. It matches the book, almost matches the girl who is her role in the movie, and the picture looks like the mini doll too! I really hope I can get her soon!

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    2. I agree with you Mak! She's a lovely doll, but it doesn't alleviate the glaring problem there has not been an obvious doll of color in the GOTY line for years!

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  7. on the scholastic page they did not show her book cover

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    1. The book cover was on Scholastic, but it was removed. American Girl probably found it and had it removed. :)

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    2. Yup! It boggles my mind how fast AG moves to try to remove leaks, but still can't get the glitches out of their website.

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  8. THE DOLL LEAKED
    https://americangirldollplay.wordpress.com/

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    1. OMG!!! She is beautiful! I am so excited to see her in person! I visit the store on January 1st. Can't wait.

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  9. Way to milk down Brazil... >.< Not happy. I'll bet the best friend, Camila, would've been more interesting. Pass.

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    1. I'm putting all my hopes on the book. The author is the same one as the one for Kanani's stories so hopefully it will highlight Brazil and the character's mixed background!

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  10. Flash forward a few months and Lea is not even a quarter Brazilian.

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    1. Hahaha.... we got our hopes up so high.....

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