A Story About Afiya
Some people have dresses for every occasion but Afiya needs only one. Her dress records the memories of her childhood, from roses in bloom to pigeons in flight, from tigers at the zoo to October leaves falling. A joyful celebration of a young girl’s childhood, written by the late Coretta Scott King Book Award-winning Jamaican poet James Berry.
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|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Number of Pages||32|
The New York Times
" [A] joyous celebration of childhood, culture and place. . ."—The New York Times
“James Berry’s ‘A Story About Afiya’ makes its debut in this visually spectacular edition illustrated by Brazilian artist Anna Cunha.”—Shelf Awareness
“A unique and beautiful combination of poetic story and expressive art.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: James Berry
James Berry was a celebrated Jamaican poet, living in the UK. James received a Coretta Scott King Book Award and the Smarties Grand Prix, and was awarded an OBE by the Queen for services to poetry. He passed away in 2017.
Illustrator: Anna Cunha
Anna Cunha is an award-winning Brazilian artist who has illustrated more than 20 books. Her work has been shortlisted for the Jabuti Prize and received a Joao-de-Barro Prize honorable mention.