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American Girl’s first Native Hawaiian doll set to go on sale

August 19, 2017 - 12:03pm

HONOLULU — American Girl has made its first Native Hawaiian doll.

The doll’s name is Nanea Mitchell and she goes on sale Monday.

The doll is 18 inches tall and is priced at $115.

Her character grows up during World War II. Her wardrobe includes 1940s-era outfits, hula attire and many accessories.

The company states a five-member advisory board helped ensure historical accuracy and cultural authenticity when creating the doll.

Katy Dickson, president of American Girl, says she hopes the doll’s story of resilience and responsibility to others “will resonate with girls and show them they have the power within to face the obstacles that come their way.”

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