Black Barbie Hardcover

Fairy tales and TV told me blonde was the way to be…

Why did my Mum buy a doll that looks like me?


About the author and illustrator: Comfort Arthur is an award-winning, British-born Ghanaian animator, illustrator, visual artist from the Royal College of Arts, and is the founder of The Comfy Studio. Her animated film, Black Barbie, screened at more than 50 global film festivals. Comfort curated several screenings for Fupitoons, Africa’s first film festival dedicated to short-form animation for kids. Currently, Comfort explores how technology and animation may help African and Afro-Caribbean men foster dialogue with clinicians and gain access to mental health treatment and resources.

“Black Barbie a picture book that tackles big issues—race, gender, self-worth. An important book for today’s thoughtful readers, young and old alike, who want to engage in meaningful conversations about identity.”

– Tracey Francis, Co-Founder of Women in Film SE15

Product details

  • ISBN-10 : 1643438514
  • Item Weight : 12 ounces
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1643438511
  • Publisher : Beaver’s Pond Press (July 28, 2020)
  • Language: : English

$ 17.95


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Let’s face it, the market isn’t set-up to represent black boys in a positive light. They want to keep our boys lock in their boxes, with their ideas of how black boys should be represented in the world. Not to the best of standards either, anyway (just tellin’ it like it is, babe). Look no further… We have it all right here! We have books, toys and special content made with the intent to empower, uplift and guide little black boys in a positive light!