Jacksonville 'Moxie' author, 8, headed to White House

Action News Jax has been following the adventures of Natalie McGriff since she won an award at One Spark for the book she wrote to help other little girls fight back against bullying.

Now, she is headed to Washington, D.C. Natalie McGriff, 8, was invited to the White House for the “United state of Women” summit.

“We know that Oprah is going to be there,” said her mother, Angie Nixon. “She really wants to see Michelle Obama.”

Natalie is also being honored for her for her efforts to empower and promote literacy amongst girls of color.

It’s a mission so close to her heart, she wrote a comic about it. The comic is inspired by Natalie, who used to hate her natural hair, the color of her skin … reading.

it’s important for little girls to love themselves and love to read and write,” Natalie said.

Natalie's book is also being produced into an animated series by a team in Los Angeles and is expected to be released in late 2016.

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