Florita Bell Griffin, PhD., - Little Flower® Creative Director and Doll Designer

Welcome to the home of Little Flower®! We are extremely happy that you stopped by.

I am Florita Bell Griffin, Ph.D., Designer of the Little Flower Dolls® brand and Executive Producer of the Little Flower® brand., both of which are Registered Trademarks of ARC Communications, LLC. of Texas.

Thank you for visiting Little Flower's newly combined website which will give you an idea of the full scope of Phase I of the Little Flower® brand. Here you will find:

  • Little Flower®
  • Little Flower Dolls®
  • The Little Flower Dolls® Project
  • The Little Flower Artist Movie
  • Little Flower® Product Licensing

Little Flower® is a multimedia art- inspired edutainment storytelling brand  with an anti-bullying storyline.  It shares universal themes of literacy and goodwill with youth audiences around the globe. 

The brand is comprised of a diverse product line emphasizing many attributes including literacy, historical awareness, character development, and personal identity. The product series provides a myriad of benefits and its content is applicable in multiple areas, thus offering the flexibility for use in any number of contexts including diversity and equity. These are prevalent themes in American educational institutions and other organizations that focus on youth development. Products include: The Little Flower Doll,  3 Little Flower Novelettes (Storybooks), Novelette Study Guides, Reader Response Journals, Stage Plays, Games, Minecraft Story World, Music CD, and An Animated Short currently shown in 2018-19 Film Festivals.

Functional illiteracy in youth and its link to the economic stability of communities deeply concerns me. As an Urban and Regional Scientist, I am focused on analytical approaches to problems that are specifically urban, rural, and regional in nature. Current investments in literacy modalities are necessary for building a solid and secure future. Twenty-first century technological advances in digital communications present a way forward for individuals, organizations, and communities that want to address literacy issues.

We began developing The Little Flower Literacy Project in 2013 as a prototype of a literacy rich venture to address the need for improved literacy options for youth audiences.  Little Flower®, which derives its name from the Spanish word – Florita (my name), incorporates six of the top ten literacies in current education.

While using storytelling and components of artistic media as a stimulus for developing literacy and performance skills, Little Flower® also fosters self-esteem, confidence, vision, diversity, and imagination in children from around the world. The various literacies included as part of the Little Flower® brand include: Foundational, Digital, Media, Visual, Game, and Civic & Ethical, delivered using painting, sculpture, film, books, study guides, reader response journals, curriculum, performing arts, photography, music, and games.

“The Little Flower Artist Movie” (short film)  is the newest addition to the Little Flower® family of literacy deliverables. The LFA Movie is included in the Green Bay and NYC Animation/Animate 2018 Film Festivals. Also, the LFA Movie was selected by the 2018 & 2019 KIDS FIRST! Film Festival, which is the world’s largest film festival for kids. The KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is a project of the 25-year-old, national nonprofit Coalition for Quality Children’s Media.

The Little Flower® brand is proactively seeking opportunities to engage in youth literacy initiatives with like-minded organizations, as well as brand licensing.  

Feel free to contact us regarding any questions,  via 

Email: admin@littleflowerartist.com or Phone:  (281) 810-7581 Ext 2

Thanks again for stopping by, and Enjoy!

2016 Zora Neale Hurston Award

In 2016 we received the 2016  Zora Neale Hurston Award for promoting literacy and African American literature through the creation of the Little Flower® literacy project. The Little Flower® project works to improve youth literacy, self-esteem and imagination through the use of art, artistic media and African American literature (storytelling). The Award was sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers and administered by the Reference and User Services Association(RUSA), a division of the American Library Association.