Month: August 2016

Maplelea: Saila

When I first started hearing scuttlebutt about the Maplelea doll company, the one doll I always heard mentioned was Saila.  Pronounced SIGH-la, she was developed with cooperation of people from Nunavut, the province where the new character would be from.  Her journal, which every Maplelea character has, is trilingual (English, French, and Inuktitut).  For someone who loves “the little details” that goes into a character, I can say that Maplelea really knocked it out of the park with Saila.  Besides Kaya from American Girl, I have never seen another dedicated North American Aboriginal character–and Saila is the only distinctly modern girl, exploring what life is like as a young girl in Nunavut today.