“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.

From Superherosincolor, Tumblr via The Pittsburgh Courier
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.
“I decided to help Natalie write this book because she was having self-esteem issues regarding her hair and she hated to read,” Angie said in a statement.“She now realizes how powerful and awesome her hair is and that in order for her to write a cool book, she needs to read more books and learn different words.”

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4 thoughts on ““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.

  1. Yes, she is a beautiful little girl making a BIG difference. I hope that her comic book reaches millions, millions, million of little Black girls across the world and raise their self-awareness and self-esteem. I wish her much success!

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