“We need diverse books more than ever because books fight hate. Because children’s books can effect change.
Because all voices must be heard and celebrated.”
– Chronicle Books, San Francisco

Hi I’m Jessica Wilson, a writer and poet, born in London of Jamaican-descent.

I have written a children’s picture-book for 5-8 year olds entitled ‘Sofia the Dreamer and her Magical Afro’ : falling asleep each time her hair is styled, Sofia travels in her dreams, visiting a Jamaican Rastafarian, African ancestor and black panther.

The characters Sofia meets help unpick and demystify the politics, history, heroes and joy entangled within the tight coils of kinky hair.
Available on Gofundme

About the Author

Last year, I won a competition for my first collection of poems ‘The bulldog and the hummingbird’ (available in May) which was run by the BBC and Penguin Random House to encourage diversity in literature.

I have only ever wanted to be a writer and have written all my life but am yet to publish a book: in funding the fruition of this book, you would be realising my dream.

Thanks for reading.

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