( 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.’
Little Natalie wrote the book with her mother to inspire other girls of color to have confidence in their hair.
‘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.
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.
The Puffs, Moxie Girl’s curls, stand up for literacy and encourage kids to read.
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.”
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.