I Never Forget A Face
I Never Forget A Face Memory and Game is the product that is most associated with the eeBoo brand. It was one of the first products I produced (over 20 years ago) and it is the one of which I am the most proud. One of my goals has always been to make traditional games with unusual twists and up until that time, most Memory and Matching Games had chips with illustrations of common objects like a banana or a brown shoe. I thought children like to look at other children’s faces and that images they were attracted too would be easy to remember. As I began work on this project, the US started to bomb Iraq. I decided it would be a very good moment to make something that reminded people that there were children living everywhere in this world. For that reason I added a child from Iraq and from Afghanistan and hoped that this would offer an opportunity for parents to talk to their children about empathy, understanding, and the value of a multicultural and diverse world. I’m pleased that this product has done that; we get letters from parents from all over the world telling us that I Never Forget A Face has given them a platform to begin to talk about ethnicity, race and peace. The wonderful illustrator Lizzy Rockwell painted these beautiful sensitive faces and they’ve been able to spread a lovely message to thousands of families around the world.
The importance of Diversity
We believe all kids deserve to see characters who look like them! eeBoo strives to show diverse people and families in all our products.
Informed by Feminist Values
As a woman owned business we are compelled to create product that encourages feminist values, celebrates LGBTQ individuals, and honors marginalized groups. After the Women's March in 2017 we commissioned art for a puzzle that commemorates the March.
"The day of the Women's March in Washington felt very important to me. There was such a strong sense amongst the hundreds of thousands of people gathered that we were assembling in order to preserve a civilized world. United by the belief that discrimination cannot be tolerated, that climate change is real, and that respect for all people is a necessary state for peace and prosperity. I was moved by the breadth of individuals present and the courtesy that they showed one another--it felt powerful with good intentions and resolve and I wanted to share that feeling" Mia Galison
Votes For Women
eeBoo introduced our Votes For Women flash cards and puzzle in anticpation of the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of Amendment XIX to the U.S. Consitution, which stated "The right of cistizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." The leaders we featured represent only a fracion of the thousands of individuals who devoted themselves to the women's suffrage movement. Our goal is to help others gain a better understanding of the complicated history of coting rights in America and to inspire all of us to learn more. We welcome your comments including information about other important figures in the movement.