Meet Selma’s Dolls — a collection of soft ragdolls that celebrate diversity and help teach kids about the beauty of being unique. The dolls, Annie, Ameena and Lola are packaged with the same storybook, “Selma’s First Day of School” which includes conversation starters for parents.
Annie is a doll with Down syndrome and she loves to sing, dance and play just like everyone else. Her blue and yellow uniquely created butterfly pattern is important to Annie as it represents awareness for people with Down syndrome.
Ameena is a Muslim doll and wears the color green, which has a number of traditional associations and meanings in Islam. Lola is Mexican-American doll and she loves to teach friends fun Spanish words like tortuga (turtle). In each doll’s clothing print, there is a nod to the olive branch which is a universal symbol of “peace” and part of the Selma’s Dolls logo.
These dolls are a NAPPA winner because they bring an important message to kids and parents: Diversity is beautiful and we should all celebrate our uniqueness.