Nanea Mitchell, American Girl Be Forever 2017 Doll & Book

(American Girl $115)

Here she is —the 16th American Girl historical doll. Nanea is a Hawaiian girl of the 1940s. According to her backstory, she’s growing up in Honolulu just after Japan attacks Pearl Harbor and WWII begins. The folks at American Girl hoped that in telling her story they could convey to girls of today the courage and aloha spirit of islanders and the home-front experiences they shared during World War Two. In honoring Nanea and the islanders of her day, they are supporting the American Red Cross's services to the Armed Forces by matching funds of donations made at any American Girl store. They are also providing $575,000 worth of signature dolls for children in time of crisis. Now, for a little more about Nanea—she has hazel eyes, wavy dark brown hair, and tan skin tone. She wears a button front blouse with island graphics, sailor style shorts with buttons on both sides of the front, and shoes with criss-cross straps. In her beautiful long hair she has a clip-on hibiscus flower. Her paperback book is titled Growing up with Aloha. Her accessories have not yet been announced but we’re betting there is a grass hula skirt on the horizon. Available as of August 21st.

Ages: Early School

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal Award 2017

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