Black To The Future: 7-Year-Old Girl Wins $16K For Her Comic Book About Afro Puffs

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One young girl has used her creativity to battle negative self-image and find the joy in reading–and she was greatly rewarded for her efforts!

Natalie McGriff, 7, has taken home a huge prize at One Spark for her comic book “The Adventures of Moxie Girl”! One Spark is a huge crowd-funding festival, and they raised enough coins to give Natalie $16,000 for her comic book.

“The Adventures Of Moxie Girl” centers on a black girl who hates her hair. However, after using some magical shampoo, her curls develop super abilities; she then uses her afro puffs to fight for literacy and save the Jacksonville Public Libraries from a pack of hungry monsters looking to gobble it up.

Natalie wrote the comic book with the help of her mom, Angie Nixon. As it turns out, the inspiration for “The Adventures of Moxie Girl” came from Natalie’s own life, and Angie was hoping the story could help her daughter feel better about herself.

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