7-Year-Old Girl Wins Over $16,000 After Submitting Her Animated Book



( ENSPIRE NEWS ) 7-Year-Old Girl Wins Over $16,000 After Submitting Her Animated Book

Natalie McGriff wrote her book to help young black girls with self hatred and to empower them.

#1 The Adventures Of Moxie Girl

Florida’s Natalie McGriff may be just 7 years old, but she just won over $16,000 to publish her comic book, ‘The Adventures of Moxie Girl.’

7-Year-Old Girl Wins Over $16,000 After Submitting Her Animated Book

#2 Empower Other Girls

Little Natalie wrote the book with her mother to inspire other girls of color to have confidence in their hair.


#3 Beat Out Over 500 Entries

‘The Adventures Of Moxie Girl’ beat more than 500 other entries at One Spark, a crowdfunding festival, and is planning to be published in June of 2016.


#4 The Hair

In the book, a black girl hates her curly hair, but when she washes it with a magic shampoo the curls suddenly have super powers.


#5 The Puffs

The Puffs, Moxie Girl’s curls, stand up for literacy and encourage kids to read.


#6 The Power Of Reading

Angie Dixon helped her daughter write the book and said, “I decided to help Natalie write this book because she was having self-esteem issues regarding her hair and she hated to read. She now realizes how powerful and awesome her hair is and that in order for her to write a cool book, she needs to read more books and learn different words.”


#7 Won By Three Votes

Natalie’s book won by only 3 votes, which goes to show that you should never doubt yourself. Her hope is that young black girls everywhere will embrace their natural hair and also gain a love of reading.



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Ese Ofurhie

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