Sofia the Dreamer and Her Magical Afro by Jessica Wilson
This is a poetic look at the history of natural hairstyles – and, through Sofia, we see children encouraged not to be afraid to be themselves.
Every Sunday Sofia dreams as her Mum washes and styles her hair – and every style has a period and a cultural figure as an example of how styles and history sit together. Whilst feeling sleepy as her hair is done Sofia dream-travels to visit a Jamaican Rastafarian, an
African ancestor and a Black Panther in Los Angeles. The poem takes on this journey through history and also beyond our world to the realisation that love of one another is the basis of all.
The illustrations are bold and the fact that Tom Rawles is best known for album cover shows through his bold contemporary style.
Format: Paperback, Number of pages 30
Weight: 180 grams