In the Pacific Northwest, a young Nez Perce girl yearns to become a leader for her people. But does Kaya have what it takes to grow strong and wise like her elders?
From the start, Kaya’s fearless spirit gets her into and out of trouble. While she strives to stay true to the ways of her people, sometimes she strays—and her mistakes have costly consequences.
Follow Kaya as she tries to change from an impulsive girl to one worthy of respect and trust. With help from her beloved mare, Steps High, Kaya takes strides toward being a light for others—even when times are dark.
“In a world of shoddy stereotypes, American Girl has created Kaya—genuine, honest, and true.”
—Steve Evans, Former Professor of History, Lewis-Clark State College
Through adventures in nature and crises at home, Kaya models what it means to be a girl of strong character, displaying honor, compassion, and determination.