Book review: Sofia the dreamer and her magical Afro by Jessica Wilson and illustrated by Tom Rawles.

Sofia the dreamer and the magical Afro book review on

“Love is joy

Love empowers…”

And that love needs to start from you.

This fabulous book is a celebration of embracing your natural self. Author Jessica Wilson cleverly weaves in significant individuals and historical fact immersing readers into a deeper understanding of Afro hair. Alongside the magnificent art work by Tom Rawles this is a positively engaging read.

Jessica Wilson book review on

Every Sunday afternoon Sofia’s mother washes, combs and styles her hair. It leaves Sofia super relaxed and sleepy leading to Sofia having interesting and vivid dreams where readers learn more about her African ancestors. Her Afro is magical after all.

Book review Sofia the dreamer and her magical Afro on

The text gently nods to how particular hairstyles became representative of Rastafarian’s, the Black Panther movement and more. This could be a great opportunity to have important discussions with readers regarding race.

Sofia the dreamer and her magical Afro on

The book ends with an exploration of what love truly is, including the love of those who so lovingly care for your hair.

A great book created thoughtfully, sharing a positive message and embracing the beauty of Afro hair.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author for the purpose of review. All words and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

What are your thoughts? Leave a reply.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.