Nanea Mitchell is American Girl's newest BeForever character, a Hawaiian girl growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1941.
We're fans of American Girl's historical characters because they encourage girls to look at aspects of history they may not otherwise read about. Nanea’s story focuses on the bombing of Pearl Harbor and its aftermath, illuminating the courage and aloha spirit of islanders whose home-front experience during World War II was unlike that of mainland Americans. In creating the Nanea books and product collection, American Girl worked closely with a five-member advisory board—including an eyewitness to the Pearl Harbor attack—who provided their expertise in Hawaiian culture and history to inform all aspects of Nanea’s development.
Additionally, tied to Nanea’s debut, American Girl is supporting the American Red Cross and their Service to the Armed Forces mission to provide care and comfort to members of the military, veterans, and their families. Through December 31, 2017, American Girl will match any customer donation, up to $75,000 maximum, made at or at any American Girl store in the U.S. As someone who has many (retired and current) armed forces members in their family and having had both parents spend many hours as American Red Cross volunteers in our community growing up, I truly appreciate this campaign and American Girl's generosity.
Portland Readers: American Girl is Back at the Washington Square Mall Through the Holidays!
Calling all American Girl fans! The family-friendly destination American Girl has returned to Washington Square Mall through January 28, 2018. The 4,000 square-foot store will feature an assortment of American Girl dolls, outfits, and accessories, along with a selection of the company’s bestselling historical and contemporary fiction and advice and activity books.
Thanks to the Washington Square Mall American Girl Store for providing an American Girl Nanea Doll for our giveaway!
One lucky reader will be able to take home one of these beautiful new Nanea dolls!
Enter to win an American Girl Nanea Doll
Use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win. U.S. entrants only, ages 18+. Ends 11/9/17 at 1159 pm pst.