Ava DuVernay Barbie

Name: Ava DuVernay Barbie

Made by and When: Mattel, 2015

Material: Articulated vinyl

Height: 11-1/2 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Multiple rooted twists/painted brown eyes/closed mouth

Clothes: Black turtleneck, blue jeans, red and white sneakers, copper charm bracelet and faux wood bangle

Other: Designed by Linda Kyaw, uses the Mbili head sculpt fashioned after writer, film director/producer Ava DuVernay; includes a personalized director’s chair, acrylic doll stand, and certificate of authenticity.

Figure out what you need to do to be the heroine of your own story.

—Ava DuVernay


Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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