This doll company is releasing the first Korean-American doll

The famous doll company, American Girl, will be debuting the release its first Korean-American doll, Z Yang.

American doll company, American Girl, has been making strides towards a more inclusive and equally represented future with the various lines of dolls that represent different cultures and ethnicities. In an interview with Huffington Post, the doll company commented that fans have been asking for dolls that are more diverse and have different interests from the standard doll characters we usually see.

To mark their 31st year of growing diversity in the industry, the Scottsdale American Doll store will be revealing their first Korean-American doll, Z Yang, on April 29 in a free, public event.

Z Yang will be the second Asian-American doll after Ivy Ling, a Chinese-American doll released earlier this year. Z Yang’s character is a Seattle-based Korean-American filmmaker.

Check out some of American Doll’s increasingly diverse line-up:

Presenting Z Yang, the first Korean-American Doll.

Presenting Ivy Ling, first Chinese-American Doll.

American Doll’s first African-American doll, Gabriela McBride.

Nanea Mitchell, the first Hawaiian-American doll.

Z Yang public release event will take place from 10 AM – 1 PM and is aimed at a younger audience from age 8 and up. There will also be a fun showcase of filmmaking, arts and crafts, as well as giveaways.

Source: Azcentral and Huffington Post