American Girl Wiki
Advertisement

"Saige" redirects here. For the doll, see Saige Copeland (doll). For the book, see Saige. For the movie, see Saige Paints the Sky (movie).

Saige Copeland is the eleventh Girl of the Year released by the American Girl Doll company. She was released in 2013.

Character

Saige is a ten-year-old girl who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has a passion for art (specifically, visual arts), a passion she shares with her grandmother, Mimi. She attends Mesa Grande Elementary School and, devastated when she finds out her fourth grade year will not include art, strives to do something about it.

She is an only child; her parents are Marina Copeland, a math professor, and David Copeland, an airline pilot. Saige has a pet dog named Sam and a horse named Georgia.

Saige is also an artistically gifted girl, feeling that creativity is hardwired in her brain and helps her come up with creative solutions. She is a very creative and imaginative girl and has been painting and doing art for many years, a hobby she enjoys more than almost anything. She is afraid of public speaking and speaking up for herself and finds them overwhelming, although she eventually does her best to overcome her fears.

Saige's best friends are Gabi, an animal lover, and Tessa, a music lover. She also tries to make friends with Tessa's new best friend Dylan who's also a music lover. Saige initially experiences several bouts of jealousy when her best friend Tessa starts becoming best friends with bossy, attitude-filled Dylan. Saige creatively finds a way through everything and tries to get through Tessa in ways she's able. She also spends time with a new girl to her school, Gabi, who teaches her tricks for their "Professor Piccaso" show at the fair. 

Saige loves art and horseback riding. When she rides Picasso, she feels like age has no matter. She enjoys riding horses with her grandmother Mimi, and her best friend Gabi. She and Gabi enjoy happy talks on a trail ride and singing to the horses while she and Mimi enjoy the peace and quiet of just being with each other. 

Books

Movie

Doll

See: Saige Copeland (doll)

The Saige Copeland doll.

Collection

Main article: Saige's Collection

See Also

Trivia

  • Saige was the first Girl of the Year to have a mini doll.
  • Saige was the first Girl of the Year character to have a birth date explicitly mentioned in her books, followed by Grace Thomas.
  • Saige was the first Girl of the Year to be available with pierced ears; notably, there was no option to purchase the doll without pierced ears.

References

  1. Saige Paints the Sky
  2. Saige, pg. 51: "Is Professor Marina Copeland available?" [Carmen] spoke into the phone.
Girls of the Year
2001

Lindsey Bergman

2003

Kailey Hopkins

2005

Marisol Luna

2006

Jess McConnell

2007

Nicki Fleming

2008

Mia St. Clair

2009

Chrissa Maxwell
with companions
Gwen Thompson and
Sonali Matthews

2010

Lanie Holland

2011

Kanani Akina

2012

McKenna Brooks

2013

Saige Copeland

2014

Isabelle Palmer

2015

Grace Thomas

2016

Lea Clark

2017

Gabriela McBride

2018

Luciana Vega

2019

Blaire Wilson

2020

Joss Kendrick

2021

Kira Bailey

Advertisement