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"Tenney" redirects here. For the doll, see Tenney Grant (doll). For the book, see Tenney

Tenney Grant is the first release and one of the two members of the Contemporary Characters line. She was released in 2017.

In July 2018, American Girl announced that they would archive Tenney's entire collection; she, Logan Everett, and their collections were later archived in December 2018. Tenney's books remain available for purchase.

Personality and Facts[]

Tenney is a twelve-year-old girl[4] who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is an aspiring singer and songwriter.

She is determined to follow her dreams of becoming a professional musician and is very sure in herself and doesn't understand why she would ever pretend to be somebody else. She loves all kinds of music but mostly likes singer-songwriters and country. Before joining a band with Logan, she played guitar and sang for her Father's band, the Tri-Stars.

Tenney loves her parents, though she is upset with them when they show reluctance to let her perform; however, she gets over this once her Mom explains that she'd almost gotten into the industry, but she'd quit when they tried to get her to be somebody she wasn't and was then unable to sign onto any studio. She is close with her brother Mason, who will often take risks with her, like helping her perform and reunite with Logan. Aubrey sometimes annoys her, but Tenney does love her sister and Aubrey idolizes her.

Her best friend is Jaya Mitra, who is an artist and supportive of Tenney's music career. She also becomes friends with Holliday Hayes, though Tenney at first thought she was stuck-up. She became bandmates with Logan Everett, too, and at first they didn't get along; however, they soon overcame their differences and learned how to work together to create music.

Tenney is a great singer, and can also play guitar and banjo. She writes songs as well, and is good at it.

Family and Friends[]


  • Ray Grant: Father
  • Georgia Grant: Mother
  • Mason Grant: Older Brother
  • Aubrey Grant: Younger Sister

Friends and Other Characters[]

  • Logan Everett: Bandmate
  • Jaya Mitra: Best Friend
  • Holliday Hayes: Friend


See: List of Tenney's Books



The Tenney Grant doll.

Main article: Tenney Grant (doll)


See: Tenney's Collection


  • It has been suspected--though it will likely never be confirmed by the company--that Tenney Grant was intended to be the 2017 Girl of the Year instead of Gabriela McBride but she was used to launch the contemporary character line after a last-minute change to Gabriela.
    • Signs include Tenney's collection being available at Kohl's outlets like Lea was before her, a launch within less than two months of Gabriela's release, a collection that included the same style of unique large-ticket item that prior Girl of the Year characters did, sharing the earring set that Gabriela was released with (especially since the Noteworthy Earrings include music notes and a bird, more suited to Tenney's themes), her mini doll being available much earlier than Gabriela's, and a giveaway item in a themed envelope like Lea and Grace. There were also hints of a movie including minor reveals on social media, but the movie production was ended without release.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tenney's Journal
  2. Tenney's Journal states at the front that it was given to her for her birthday, The first entry is May 9th, and the journal ends May 5th of the following year. While her birthday isn't specifically mentioned, it is likely her birthday is May 6-8.
  3. A Song for the Season
  4. Tenney page 131: "I hear you're twelve," he said solemnly. "Yes," I replied.
Contemporary Characters

Tenney Grant
with companion
Logan Everett


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