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Ivy Kimble (right), 4, sits with another American Girl model for October’s issue. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Photo Submitted
Sean Hastings, Contributing Editor
2:55 am CST November 13, 2019

Four-year-old Ivy Kimble may not know it yet, but her being featured in the American Girl Holiday catalog — October’s issue being the first — has sparked an international conversation about inclusion. 

She sees herself in the magazine and says “oh, wow,” and tells her mother, Kristin, a former Lockport Township High School special education teacher, that she remembers the photoshoot. But like most 4-year-olds, she is one activity to the next.