An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars is the sixth film in the American Girl series, starring actress Jade Pettyjohn, Ysa Penarejo, Cathy Rigby, Nia Vardalos, and Ian Ziering. This film is based on the McKenna books in the American Girl series written by Mary Casanova. The film is also the second in the series to feature a Girl of the Year character, the first being Chrissa Stands Strong.
The film revolves around the life of American Girl character McKenna Brooks, as she struggles to balance her time at school and in her career as a gymnast. The screenplay was written by Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin. The movie was directed by Vince Marcello.
A free screening of the film was held at the Tysons Corner Marriott on July 21, 2012, as part of a promotional package by American Girl and Marriott.
Gymnaste au talent précoce, McKenna est une petite fille de neuf ans, la tête pleine de rêves de gloire et qui peut compter sur le soutien de sa famille. Un jour, McKenna chute et se blesse sérieusement. Le prochain championnat approchant, il reste peu de temps à la jeune fille pour se reprendre la compétition.