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        Tradition, beauty & fun - all in one doll
        EthiDolls is not a new company, but I just found out about it. I wish I did last year when the school of my daughters asked me if I could bring a non-Barbie black doll or a children's book on African heroins and princesses. I couldn't find a single book in my local book stores - a huge gap for black kids in the US. Now there is a company dedicated to fill this gap.

        EthiDolls is a New York-based small company owned by two Ethiopian women - Salome Yilma (CEO) and Yeworkwuha Ephrem (VP). The company has come out with two dolls representing women leaders from Ethiopia and Ghana.

        What the company stands for is quite impressive. Here are the things that the creators of Makeda - Queen of Sheba are promising:
        The First Educational, Fun & Collectible Black Dolls & Accessories
        Culturally Authentic Royal African Doll
        Storybook illustrated by an Ethiopian artist and Audio CD Narrative with Traditional Ethiopian Music
        Fair Trade: Fabric for Makeda’s Dress Hand Woven in Ethiopia.
        Classic Neck Tattoo and Gold Jewelry are an Adornment of Ethiopian Women Still Today.
        Experience Queen Makeda & King Solomon’s Extraordinary 3000 Year-Old Story

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