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



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