American Girl Goes Hawaiian With Nanea Mitchell

I received the product below in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.

The newest doll launched by American Girl as part of its BeForever doll collection is Nanea Mitchell—a Hawaiian girl growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1941.

Nanea’s story focuses on the bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II and the courage of islanders who lived in the home-front. 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.

Standing 18 inches tall, Nanea (nah-NAY-ah) Mitchell has big hazel eyes, wavy dark-brown hair and island tanned skin. She is wearing a bright red shirt with Hawaiian houses on it, Sailor-style moku shorts, sandals and a faux-hibiscus hair clip. With posable and moveable body parts she is the perfect playmate. Her hair is probably my favorite because it is so long and fun to style.

You can also find super fun accessories for Nanea at American Girl:

She truly is beautiful and such a great role model. My daughter loves her and I appreciate that I can use Nanea’s storyline conversation piece. I love how American Girl goes the extra step to make sure their product collection is as factual as can be. They don’t just use research materials either but go as far as working with an advisory board to ensure accuracy and provide additional perspective. Many companies just make up stories about their dolls, which is fun too, but I feel like my daughter can actually learn something about culture and history from American Girl.

Supporting the American Red Cross

To partner with Nanea’s debut and story of her time during World War II, 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. From 8/21 to December 31, 2017American Girl will match any customer donation, up to $75,000 maximum, made at or at any American Girl store in the U.S.

Get to know Nanea Mitchell

Now you can get to know Nanea Mitchell and introduce her inspirational story to your girl today!

WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive the American Girl Nanea Mitchell

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This giveaway ends December 11, 2017.

Speak Your Mind



  1. Leah Shumack says:

    She is so pretty! I love her long brown hair…just like my daughter’s!

  2. I like that she is historical and is such a pretty doll!

  3. Vikki Billings says:

    I love her story and her hair!

  4. I like that she’s unique and that her story is unique to American history.

  5. Shanah Backman says:

    I remember having every book and doll when I was younger there werent that many as there are now though lol

  6. Julie Hawkins says:

    My favorite thing about her story is that she served our country.

  7. Jennifer Farris says:

    She’s super cute!

  8. This doll has to be one of my favorites, I love her look and her back story. She will be both fun to play with and a good teaching tool.

  9. I like that they are supporting the American Red Cross.

  10. Julie Waldron says:

    I love the time period and I love that she’s one of the historical dolls.

  11. I love that Nanea Mitchell looks like my daughter.

  12. Jessica H. says:

    I love that they put her in the time period of World War II and the historical significance of events that happened at Pearl Harbor. It really is amazing how American Girl incorporates important points of history into their dolls. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  13. Lacey Burd says:

    I love Nanea’s story! My grandparents lived in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor so my daughter knows the history. I would love to surprise her with this special doll!

  14. Kristi McDowell says:

    The story and history surrounding this doll is great and she is beautiful!

  15. Mary Gardner says:

    I like that I can teach my daughter some things she can understand about Pearl Harbor through this doll. I also like how beautiful she is.

  16. kathy pease says:

    I love the little outfit that is so adorable 🙂

  17. Nicole Lancaster says:

    What I like about the American Girl Nanea Mitchell is her story . Sharing with kids the historical impact of Pearl Harbor and the war. She is also a very beautiful doll.

  18. I love her outfit and i love her culture

  19. Becky VanGinkel says:

    What I love most about Nanea is that she is from the past, and calling attention to one of our most crucial historical events. I think girls can learn from her!! I also love her cute little outfit. I know my 7 year old daughter would love Nanea:) Thank you so much for the chance!

  20. Susan Chester says:

    I love this pretty doll. I like her skin tone, eyes, hair and teeth. Her clothes are cute too!

  21. Bobbie Smith says:

    What I really like about Nanea Mitchell is her outfit. I think her outfit is just adorable, and oh those sandals!

  22. Julie Bickham says:

    I like that my daughter can learn about the dolls culture.

  23. what a beautiful doll, her hair is just gorgeous

  24. kathy Persons says:

    Says she is kindhearted

  25. I LOVE everything about her! Her name, hair, clothes, Hawaii, she’s an American Girl Doll, and she FUN!!

  26. jennifer bowen says:

    i like here because she is aerican girl doll but not only that but she also is a doll that helps girls learn about history and she the year 1942?

  27. Tiffany H says:

    Love that Nanea is from Pearl Harbor era… especially as my kids just reminded me that the anniversary just passed. Such a fun way to pique their interest in US history.

  28. Kathy Davis says:

    I like that you can actually learn something about culture and history from Nanea.

  29. Tere Hidalgo says:

    I love the color of her complexion and her hair. She is beautiful. My grand daughter Kambriah would absolutely love her.

  30. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says:

    I love her long dark hair.

  31. Erika Sternberg says:

    I love how pretty she is.

  32. Sherrie McQueen Gilstrap says:

    I love Nanea’s story!

  33. I love how pretty she is.

  34. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love that she is true to her Hawaiian culture and history.

  35. denise low says:

    Thank you for sharing. She is a beautiful doll and she has a great story to go with her.

  36. Erica Pallutch says:

    The story behind the doll!

  37. Jessica W. says:

    I like how kids can learn a little about history, just by playing with this American Girl doll.

  38. ellen beck says:

    I love the story behind the doll, its a period of history hat is well represented. I also love how this doll looks so pretty.

  39. melanie huttner says:

    I love her story!

  40. Christine Weary says:

    Love her beautiful hair.

  41. Jessi Housel says:

    I like the nautical nod of Nanea outfit as well as the diversity that the doll presents! My daughter doesn’t yet have an American Girl Doll as she is just about the right age for one. I am sure she would not only love this doll but love learning about who she is and her cultural background.

  42. Karen Propes says:

    I love her story. She can tell us about World War !! and the bombing of Pearl Harbor It’s great these dolls have historical references.

  43. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I like the story behind her. It is great to have a doll that a kid can look up to that did something so important.

  44. I would love to gift this to my daughter for christmas!

  45. tiffany dayton says:

    I like the outfit.

  46. Rhonda Grisham says:

    I love that she is from the WW2 time.

  47. Kami Bryant says:

    She is so cute. I really like her little shorts and sandals.

  48. Amberlyn Testerman says:

    Love this so beautiful

  49. I love Nanea’s beautiful hair as well as many of her other stylish qualities. My granddaughter would love her so much and there is a quite a resemblance between them.

  50. rachael debates says:

    I love her hair!

  51. Amanda Stovall says:

    I love her gorgeous hair! And I know my American Girl loving daughter will too! Thanks!

  52. Love the history aspect… looking forward to the books that go along with this beautiful doll!

  53. Kayte CookWatts says:

    I think she is beautiful, and I love her outfit too.

  54. Constance Trent says:

    Very nice

  55. Kristina Prewitt says:

    I love Nanea’s pride in her heritage

  56. Yona Williams says:

    I love that this doll represents Hawaiian culture.

  57. Nicole Huckins says:

    I love her story! We’d love to add her to our Kaya!

  58. Jacquelyn Cannon says:

    I love her big hazel eyes!

  59. Kelly woods says:

    I love her style. She is so pretty and unqiue.

  60. Anita Mitchell says:

    She is so pretty! My grand daughter would love her.

  61. Darlene WRight says:

    I think its so awesome that these dolls teach girls about history!

  62. I love the history of this doll, her hair is beautiful. I love that we learn about our past as well. Simply beautiful all around

  63. Sarah Hayes says:

    She is my favorite AG doll ever. I love her culture and the time period she is from. I know my daughter would be thrilled to have her… or maybe Id just keep her for myself lol

  64. Anita Duvall says:

    She is so very pretty. I especially love the name Nanea. She looks very authentic.

  65. I like that she was brave and determined to helped her neighbors, friends and family during wartime

  66. I think Nanea is a wonderful American Girl Doll! I love her storyline, and that the company is including such an important part of our country’s history. I also think she is a beautiful doll, and her outfit is so cute.

  67. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Standing 18 inches tall, Nanea (nah-NAY-ah) Mitchell has big hazel eyes, wavy dark-brown hair and island tanned skin. Such a beautiful doll my daughter owuld love to have.

  68. I love that her story is set around Pearl Harbor. She is also a new mold for American girl and is beautiful!

  69. I love that Nanea’s story includes historically accurate elements! I lost a family member at Pearl Harbor, and it’s such a sad, interesting part of our nation’s history. I’m glad that American Girl has chosen to honor it in this way.

  70. Dawn Monroe says:

    I like her story and name. My grandaughter has finally discovered American Girl.

  71. I love that these dolls have such great back stories. I think Nanea’s has one of the most interesting ones!

  72. I like her cute shoes and fun shorts, that’s some detail!

  73. I love her story and the flower in her hair! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  74. I like her story about WWII

  75. Terry Maigi says:

    I love all her dark features! She is a beautiful doll!

  76. DEBRA GIFFORD says:

    The story behind this doll, ‘Nanea Mitchell’, is a beautiful story that focuses on the ‘courage’ of the islanders rather than on being bombed! This doll is dark headed like my granddaughter & would love to teach her the story behind this gorgeous doll that she can share with the children she will hope to have in the future!

  77. Beautiful hair

  78. I love the color of her hair. She’s a beautiful doll!

  79. Angela Hendricks says:

    I love her beautiful hair and eyes! I love that American Girl dolls each have their own backstory and hers is very unique! Great company and lovely dolls. If I won this would be a Christmas gift for my niece who is 8 and has been trying to save enough money to buy an American Girl doll. It would be nice to be able to surprise her.

  80. Mandy Bruenger says:

    I love the story of her history

  81. I love her cute little outfit

  82. Kayla Klontz says:

    I love that she’s a Hawaiian Doll stemming from the year 1941!

  83. Valerie Arnold says:

    My niece lost her mom (my sister 12/27/08 and she would love this doll, especially because it resembles both her and her mom

  84. LaDonna Moore says:

    My Granddaughter would Love this adorable loving doll

  85. My granddaughter would love to have this doll. I like her outfit.

  86. Miranda Welle says:

    I love that with Nanea’s debut and story of her time during World War II, 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.

  87. We’ve visited Hawaii before, and we are in love with the culture and everything about Hawaii! This would be perfect for my daughters!

  88. I love her beautiful accessories!

  89. Amy Deeter says:

    Something that i love about the American Girl Nanea Mitchell is her beautiful faux-hibiscus hair clip.

  90. Katherine Stevenson says:

    I like her hair!

  91. I really like that these dolls are tied to history and learning about historical events.

  92. I love that she’s so pretty.

  93. I love the styling of the doll, but I really like the history and research that went into her story

  94. Marilyn Nawara says:

    Nanea is beautiful — like that American Girl is adding more diverse dolls to the collection.

  95. My daughter and I love Nanea! She is so beautiful. What I really like about a Nanea is that her story takes place during WWII. I am very interested in reading about Pearl Harbor.

  96. sara lafountain says:

    My daughhter loves her beautiful hair!

  97. Jessica Cox says:

    I love how each doll has a story .

  98. Natalie Schilla says:

    I love her outfit

  99. Abigail Gibson says:

    I like the beautiful name and her hair.

  100. I love her outfit!

  101. vickie couturier says:

    i love the look of her,,she looks exactly like my grandaughter

  102. Victoria Scott says:

    I love the culture she can offer my girls!

  103. I love her flowing hair.

  104. Rebecca Thomas says:

    I love that she has so much culture and education to offer girls!

  105. Christine Yvonne Groce says:

    My granddaughters have a few of the American Girl Dolls and just adore them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  106. I love her casual clothing & fun shoes.

  107. shannon fowler says:

    I love the historical reference to world warII. Ive always loved the american girl dolls because they come with stories that teach girls about history.

  108. My daughter would be thrilled to get this as a gift!

  109. Janet Woodling says:

    Nanea’s connection to Pearl Harbor and WWII is as beautiful as she is. Love it.

  110. Charlene Wagner says:

    She truly is beautiful and such a great role model for one of my grandaughters very beautiful ?????

  111. I like her connection to the Red Cross and WW!!

  112. April Castoro says:

    I really love her style. She is extremely beautiful and my daughter would love her.

  113. Her hair is so beautiful!

  114. I love her background story

  115. I like the time frame she is from. My daughter would enjoy learning about WWII. The accessories are also great, like her clothes and extra items you can get.

  116. Eileen Richter says:

    Her 1940’s WW2 era clothing represents what the Red Cross has done for wartime recipients. This doll is Winner of the 2017 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award

  117. Lana simanovicki says:

    These are so pretty my daughter would lo ike this

  118. Lisa Brown says:

    I just love the American Girl dolls. I used to pore over the catalogs when I was a little girl.

  119. How beautiful the doll is. IT would be for my daughter

  120. Would love to win this. Nanea has such an unique face.

  121. I like the Pearl Harbor backstory. My daughter is really interested in Hawaiian history.

  122. Angelica C Dimeo says:

    I like that she has a historical story to her being from 1941

  123. My great niece says she likes the sandals that the American Girl doll has on 🙂

  124. I like that her story would be helpful in learning about the culture of Hawaii.

  125. laura feist says:

    she looks so real

  126. Barbara Dagg says:

    I vote for mom and

  127. I like that this doll looks like a real little girl.

  128. Barbara Dagg says:

    I have purchased two American Girl dolls for my granddaughters. Would love to win this one for myself.

  129. Katherine S says:

    We have been thinking about getting our daughter her her firet american girl doll. This one is so cute. Thanks for the chance.

  130. shelly peterson says:

    Such a pretty doll, I love her hair.

  131. Angie Moeller says:

    I love this dolls hair

  132. i think she is cute

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