Afro Unicorn: The Land of Afronia, Vol. 1

Afronia is known for being bright and colorful, but what happens when a disgraced unicorn wants to take the color away? Join unicorn best friends Divine and Unique as they journey to save Afronia in this all-new, action-packed graphic novel that celebrates Black joy and beauty. 

Welcome to the mystical land of Afronia, where life is good and full of color. The Afro Unicorns can't wait to celebrate the annual Festival of Crowns. But on the way to the festival, Divine and Unique come across Castle Monotonic, which is home to the mysterious Madame Imperious who wants to drain all the color from Afronia. Madame Imperious has already started draining the color from a young Afrosaurus. It's up to Unique and Divine to save Afronia and the Afrosaurus. Otherwise, their magical land might be doomed . . . FOREVER!

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.

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.

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

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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