Blu Moon Fiction – Unboxing: T.A.G Dolls

 

Inspired by the culture of her people. Reesema Cooke started That African Girl dolls after seeing a lack of representation of melanin skin tones for little girls of color. “When i see little girls of color/ ethnicity playing with Caucasian dolls i start to wonder. Do we not have enough representation of ourselves in the doll at the store?” That question set the seamstress/entrepreneur to task at creating a doll line that was one of kind while still encompassing all of the Black Girl Magic we hold dear.  T.A.G Dolls are for those little people that want a doll that looks like them.

I discovered the line during some dress shopping for my besties wedding. One of the bridesmaids is the owner of T.A.G. As soon as I saw the handcrafted dolls I knew I had to have her make me one. So I requested she make me the Noel Bleu doll.

My Doll is wearing blue shades, a blue velour jumpsuit, matching bow and blue sneakers. Her skin color is chocolate and her hair is ombre blue. Pre-Made dolls like mine are $30. She offers custom doll options between $40 – $50 and free shipping on all purchases.

What’s Your Story Wednesdays: Yae Stratton – Honey I Love

Title: Honey, I Love

When this poem was first published in 1978 in Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems, Elois Greenfield reminded us that love can be found just about anywhere. Twenty-five years later, she and celebrated children’s book artist Jan Spivey Gilchrist re-released a stunning, newly illustrated anniversary edition  for children of a whole new generation to celebrate the simple joys of loving and living.

Author: Eloise Greenfield

Born Eloise Little in Parmele, North Carolina, she  grew up in Washington, D.C., during the Great Depression as the second oldest of five children. Eloise was a  shy and studious child, who enjoyed music and took piano lessons. Greenfield experienced racism first-hand in the segregated south, especially when visiting grandparents in North Carolina and Virginia.

  Dismayed by the depiction of blacks and black communities in popular media, Greenfield focused her work on realistic but positive portrayals of African-American communities, families and friendships.  These relationships are emphasized in books like Sister (1974) where a young girl copes with the death of a parent with the help of other family members, Me and Nessie (1975) about best friends, My Daddy and I (1991) and Big Friend, Little Friend (1991) about mentoring.

 

20200318_1316274831311484794548270.jpg

Check out other titles by Eloise Greenfield!!!

b0318e4ae898aa7bc703a1fefb2f4e7c4006004687119791350.jpg69e383fe685ec44abd84849cd12ab87c1551203433054232054.jpg

ab407f970df8bbc66772aa84a34726ec402941121089797604.jpg

f66f74d340c6d2e169ae63bebadeaf2d3568594503953037668.jpg

Check Us Out Each Week for more stories like this one!

What’s Your Favorite Story? Leave a Comment Below!

You can keep up with me, Noel Bleu and Blu Moon Fiction on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, GoodReads and Pinterest, or Shoot me an email @ BluMoonFiction@gmail.com

What’s Your Story Wednesdays: Noel Bleu – God Don’t Like Ugly

 

Title: God Don’t Like Ugly

Annette Goode is poor, overweight and lonely. The only child to a single working mother in Civil-Rights era Ohio, Annette is living a terrible reality. The summer Annette turns thirteen, something incredible happens: Rhoda Nelson chooses her as a friend.

With Rhoda’s help, Annette survives her youth and grows into a slightly more confident young woman. When her best friend makes a shocking confession about a horrific childhood crime, Annette’s world is rocked to its core.

 

Author: Mary Monroe

The first and only member of her family to finish high school she is a self-taught writer who began writing short-stories around age four. She endured fifteen years and hundreds of more rejection letters before finally landing a contract for her second novel, GOD DON’T LIKE UGLY. It was published in October 2000 by Kensington Books.

 

Check out other titles by Mary Monroe!!!

Check Us Out Each Week for more stories like this one!

What’s Your Favorite Story? Leave a Comment Below!

 

You can keep up with me, Noel Bleu and Blu Moon Fiction on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, GoodReads and Pinterest, or Shoot me an email @ BluMoonFiction@gmail.com