Selma’s Dolls are beautiful and a lovely way to teach your children about individuality and unity. There are three lines in this new assortment of dolls. Annie, a down syndrome friend, Lola, a Mexican-American friend and Ameena, a Muslim friend. The message of tolerance, acceptance, and compassion were clearly the driving force behind these sweet dolls, and that vital message was not lost on our testers. Instead of using our differences to create division, Selma’s Dolls help children celebrate the beauty of being unique. Visually Selma’s Dolls will remind you of an old school Ragdoll from the 60’s and 70s. This was a plus for parents who enjoyed the nostalgic, familiar feeling. All of the dolls feature vibrant colors and contrasts, this made them quite appealing to little ones. Each has distinctive clothing and shoes to match their personality and/or religion. The dolls are made with a soft, plush jersey material. Perfectly sized for small arms to squeeze with comfort. They also can be spot cleaned very easily. Each doll comes with a book that tells a little story about who they are and their struggles. Adding this level of empathy really enhanced the bond little ones felt with their doll. As for parents they loved that there are conversation starters to help them ease into and feel comfortable discussing topics about differences without feeling like they need to be experts.