Dating back even a few decades ago there was not a whole lot of racial diversity among dolls. The black dolls available did not always accurately or attractively represent the beauty and complexity of dark skin. It is wonderful that today there are more options for young ladies of different complexions. The dolls featured in this article were hand crafted by actual people. These childhood gems are available through Etsy. Today’s toy industry comprises a market that is saturated with toys manufactured by large corporations. It is refreshing to know that one can still purchase dolls from people that carefully craft each item with love.