American Girl has recently released a NEW Beforever Girl from the 1940’s and she’s lovely!
Say Aloha to Nanea!
NEW American Girl Nanea
Nanea Mitchell is a native Hawaiian girl growing up during World War II. With her Hawaiian spirit, she helps her friends and neighbors during this tough time.
Nanea’s story focuses on the bombing of Pearl Harbor and its aftermath, illuminating for girls today the courage and aloha spirit of islanders whose home-front experience during World War II was unlike that of mainland Americans.
My first, and very beloved, American Girl that I owned was Molly. She was also from the 1940’s and her story was about growing up during WWII. Nanea already has a special place in my heart because she shares the same decade as Molly. I’m curious to see how their stories differ with the mainland and island views.
We love the Beforever dolls – the history, empathy, kindness and compassion that they help teach young girls. American Girl explains that, “Nanea’s stories teach girls that kokua—doing good deeds and giving selflessly—sometimes require sacrifice”
Growing Up with Aloha is the first book in her collection. Follow the story of 9 year old Nanea as her world is changed by the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
American Girl Nanea + Red Cross
To support Nanea’s inspiring message, American Girl will be collecting donations for the American Red Cross Service from August 21 until the end of 2017. The Armed Forces (SAF) program will help provide comfort and care to the members of the military, veterans, and their families. American Girl will match every dollar donation made at americangirl.com or at any American Girl store in the U.S. with a minimum commitment of $125,000.
Nanea’s collection is island-inspired and full of vibrant colors. One of my favorite pieces is her Hula Outfit. Complete with a red top, green grass skirt and yellow lei Nanea can dance the Hula with style!
You can win an Nanea Island Inspired Vacation! Enter your email and you could win a family getaway to the island of O’hau. Enter by September 30, 2017.
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