Saturday, January 1, 2011

The 2011 Girl of the Year Episode: Welcome Kanani!

Well, we've all been waiting to learn about the 2011 Girl of the Year and she's finally available! Welcome Kanani!

In this episode, we talk with Stephanie Spanos, who heads up Public Relations for American Girl. She tells us all about Kanani, including the creative and fun ways to enjoy this new doll!

Also, in this episode we talk with the blog that is currently getting the most traffic through the Top American Girl Fan Sites contest we have going. Currently our friends at are on the top so we loved having the chance to interview all the founders in this episode!

Would you like to have an interview on our show about your site? You can learn more at

Don't miss the special Kanani challenge we talk about in this episode! Here's a summary: one of the many things we like about Lisa Yee's Aloha Kanani book is that she includes Hawaiian words and how to pronounce them. One of the biggest tongue twisters is the name of a Hawaiian reef trigger fish: the humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa. (Get the book to learn more. You can also read this on Wikipedia.) We want you to record a video of you and your friends or family trying to say that word! You can record it in audio as well, though we prefer video. Be as creative or funny as you want! Send us your video (or audio with a digital picture) to Make sure to get permission from a parent. Let us know what questions you have! We can't wait to publish you and your friends in an upcoming podcast episode!

Do you have friends and family members that love American Girls? Please tell them about our podcast! They can find it here or on iTunes at

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Finally, please write to us at Let us know who your favorite doll is and why. Also, let us know if you have an American Girl doll related question. We might just be able to read your e-mail or even interview you over the phone! That would be fun to meet you! Send us an e-mail today! Thanks!

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  1. Can't wait to here your podcast, Christa and Mia! Are you going to do your podcasts more often now? Hannah

  2. Our aim is to produce 8-10 episodes in 2011. We've already recorded the interview with Lisa Yee and we plan to do a video podcast with the "word challenge" in this episode. We're heading to the Chicago store today for the Kanani event and may get some footage.

    We'll see how well this New Year's resolution works out! Have a great 2011 Hannah!

  3. Hello! Just a suggestion, but maybe you could try and do 12 episodes this year, one every month. Hannah

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  5. What a great place to learn more about the American Girl!!!!
    I also have a little shop with my 8-year-old daughter for American Girl Fans:

    Check us out!!!!
    We try to be super unique, and super affordable!