Kanani Akina is the limited edition Girl of the Year Doll of 2011. She will be archived in 2012.
In Kanani's stories, (written by Lisa Yee) Kanani is ten years old. Her cousin, Rachel comes over for Summer, and Kanani tries to make her feel at home, but Rachel hates it in Hawaii. Some of her stories are published in American Girl Magazine.
Kanani's face is the same as the Jess McConnell doll because she has Jess mold. Kanani comes in a blue sundress with a floral pattern. A "wooden," beaded necklace compliments her brown hair. She also comes in periwinkle blue gladiators. Kanani's hair comes with a fake, pink plastic flower clip which is a beautiful accent to her long, brown hair.