American Girl now has a Native Hawaiian doll!
Nanea Mitchell is American Girl’s newest BeForever historical character.
She joins the lineup of other historical figures who depict key historical times in America.
Nanea is a hapa-haole, 9-year old girl growing up in Honolulu in 1941 during the Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entry into World War II. Along with the actual doll, there are books on Nanea’s life and the historical significance of the time, plus accessories that authentically share the period.
“Because of her Hawaiian values that are showcased in the books and her story through her tutu and her mom, she really brings that sense of ohana, kokua to the community during these times, so we’re very excited to be able to share that with little girls and families across the country,” said Noelani Schilling-Wheeler, Oahu Visitors Bureau executive director.
KHON2 is teaming up with the Oahu Visitors Bureau to give a Nanea doll to one lucky viewer!