Afro Unicorn: Afronia Academy, Vol. 2

The Afro Unicorns know they need to BELIEVE in themselves in order to SUCCEED! But when Unique and Divine enroll at a new school called Afronia Academy and meet an artsy student named Dreama, their confidence will be put to the test—​that is, if their teachers don't do it first. This  beautifully illustrated graphic novel celebrates Black joy, beauty, and of course, unicorns!

Divine and Unique are attending a new magical school called Afronia Academy. It’s a very hard school to get into, and Superior Majestic reminds them that they were chosen to attend because they are kind, fair, smart, and believe in themselves. There, the Afro Unicorns meet a student named Dreama. Dreama seems like she's always distracted, but why? Unique and Divine have got to find out!

This full-color graphic novel is great for young readers beginning their graphic novel journey and graphic novel enthusiasts alike. It also features a Dyslexia-friendly font. Dreama uses a few words in Spanish, with a pronunciation guide and Spanish language glossary in the back to help kids navigate new text. Dreama is bilingual, and readers will enjoy learning phrases with her.

When Afro Unicorn creator April Showers realized that her favorite emoji—the unicorn!—was only available in white, she was inspired to create a more inclusive brand for children of color to celebrate how magical, unique, and divine they truly are.

"The brand, created by author Showers, has a cultural resonance that cannot be understated, and young readers will see important aspects of Black beauty and empowerment reflected in the characterization and storytelling of the Afro Unicorns. . . this appealing unicorn book has a significant underpinning of inclusivity." – School Library Journal for Afro Unicorn: The Land of Afronia (vol. 1)


 

About the Author

April Showers is the founder and CEO of Afro Unicorn, a brand designed to remind women and children of color how unique, divine and magical they truly are. Multiple business owner and single mother of two, April started a movement of like-minded Black Unicorns through apparel and accessories in May 2019. In May 2022, she launched in Walmart as the first Black woman & first Black licensed brand in Party Supplies for a major retailer. The Afro Unicorn brand is now featured in stores nationwide with children's apparel, drink-ware, toys, and holiday merch. April's passion is to teach others how to develop their brands—with a goal to help everyone win.

Terrance Crawford is a humor and pop culture writer from Detroit, Michigan, who lives in New York, New York. Terrance has written books for a variety of top brands, including Harry Potter, The Bad Guys, That Girl Lay Lay, Dino Ranch, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Super Selma, The Little Engine That Could, Strawberry Shortcake, and Fast and Furious. He is also the bestselling author of the Piggy middle grade series with Scholastic.

Anthony Conley is an artist and illustrator from Los Angeles, California. Anthony currently illustrates children’s books and creates licensed art for top tier brands like Disney, Coca-Cola, Marvel, Neopets, DC, and Afro Unicorn, to name a few. You can find out more about the artist at www.anthonyconleyart.com

Ronaldo Barata is a Brazilian illustrator, graphic designer, and cartoonist with over 20 years of experience in character creation, illustration, concept art, advertising illustration, storyboarding, and comics. In 2000, he started working as a freelance illustrator and drawing teacher. Ronaldo has had the opportunity to work on many projects in different industries, including textbooks, games, magazines, advertising, websites, and many major book publishers. Ronaldo was the art director at Quanta Estúdio for over 10 years. There he worked on illustrations, took care of art production and quality, and edited Sesi Quanta partnership comics from 2015 to 2018. In addition to his illustration work, he works as a freelance animator with companies such as Titimouse Inc. and Alopra Studio, on character and scene design. Ronaldo is also the author of the Sobrenatural Social Clube published by Sesi-SP and the independent comic Divino Mundanismo. 

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