A Story About Afiya

A Story About Afiya

Afiya has a white summer frock that becomes decorated each new day with memories of her childhood. First, sunflowers are imprinted on her frock. Then it has patterns of more flowers and butterflies. Every day the dress is cleared and ready for new images. Pigeons, tigers, and fishes also adorn Afiya’s magical dress as she dances across every page. The expressive earth tone and pastel colored art was rendered in mixed media and finished digitally. mjw

Title: A Story About Afiya
Author: James Berry (1924-2017)
: Anna Cunha
: Lantana Publishing Ltd. London
: 2020
Original Language
: English
Original Copyright
: 1991
: 978-1-911373-33-9
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 4-8
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Jamaica
Author’s ethnicity
: Jamaican
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Brazilian
: 2021 USBBY Outstanding International Book
: Childhood, Clothing, Dresses, Flowers, Swahili

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