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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Black Entrepreneur, Once Paralyzed With 5 Days to Live, Creates Afro Puff Doll For Boys and Girls

Eve Lynne Robinson, founder of Afro Puff Doll

Nationwide — Meet Eve Lynne Robinson, an African American entrepreneur from Oakland, California, who has created a gender-neutral Black doll named Ella B. Jenkins with afro puffs and an accompanying book series about the character. She has been able to accomplish this after a medical emergency that left her paralyzed with only five days to live according to doctors.

Ella B. Jenkins is a small but mighty perpetual 2nd grader and fictional character that is intended for all children to look up to. She has a curiosity for exploring all things within her local community as well as the world around her.

The Ella B. Jenkins doll with its accompanying children’s books, written by Eve Lynne Robinson and Whitney Jade Gordy, convey a heartwarming tale that underscores the values of family, the beauty of discovery, and the importance of pursuing one’s dreams. This enchanting children’s book is a tribute to young minds’ creativity and an ode to the vibrant community of Oakland, California.

Readers follow the young and spirited Ella B. Jenkins as she explores her hometown of Oakland, California, alongside her loving and supportive family. Together, they venture into the heart of the city, where Ella B. encounters a rich tapestry of culture and art that Oakland has to offer.

One of the highlights of her adventure is her visit to the renowned Oakland Museum of California, where she is enchanted by the fascinating exhibitions and immersive experiences celebrating her beloved city’s history and diversity.

Learn more at EllaBJenkins.com

About the creator
Eve Lynne is an Oakland, California-based artist who spends her time creating one-of-a-kind ceramics, illustrations, and other mixed media forms. She developed Ella B. Jenkins in 2007 to inspire, highlight, and celebrate Black culture and children everywhere.

For press inquiries or media interviews, contact ellabjenkins@gmail.com or 501-261-5306.

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