|Note to Readers by Co-Founders and Writers: Valerie and Courtney|
The story included in the book follows Selma, and Selma dreams of her first day of school. In her dream, she visits a playground and in Dickensesque fashion, she is visited by three very different little girls. In a world of world of difference, they are really the same, we learn that these girls are really the same. Annie, Lola, and Ameena are the same because they all want Selma to succeed, and to flourish and to not be fearful of her own feelings of differences. If we all would just be kinder, be gentler, be more understanding, our fractured world would be able to unite. Acceptance, understanding, and education are what we all need, and Selma’s Dolls are apart of this narrative. It’s amazing what just a kind word and some beautiful fabric can do, now with these tools, it’s our job as parents to continue this narrative through our children to love, to be kind, and to understand.