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American Girl dolls are displayed at the New York Toy Fair, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Mattel)

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


American Girl's first Native Hawaiian doll is set to go on sale Monday.

The doll, named Nanea Mitchell, stands 18 inches tall and is priced at $115.

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

Dorinda Nicholson, who witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, served as a Nanea advisory board member and helped develop the character's story.

Nicholson, along with four other members of the advisory board, helped ensure the historical accuracy and cultural authenticity of the doll, the company said.

"We hope Nanea's powerful story of resilience, responsibility to others, and contributing for the common good — or kokua, as it's known in Hawaii — will resonate with girls and show them they have the power within to face the obstacles that come their way," said Katy Dickson, president of American Girl.

To celebrate Nanea's launch, American Girl is collecting donations for the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program through the end of the year. The company said it will match every dollar made on its website and at its stores up to $75,000.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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