"My Mothers Wildrest Dreams," written by John Light, Jr. celebrates the strength, determination and beauty of the women in his family. Light weaves an engaging story describing how throughout the generations, these mothers have deeply loved and influened their children. This influence is desmonstrated through their dreams, faith, soul food, song and mother wit.
The illustration on the first page sets the tone for the story: a young boy curiously looking at the family photos, holding a white rose and questioning who are the women depicted in each photo. As the story progresses, the reader is introduced to these illustrious women throughout each generation. The reader can see the love they have for their family. Illustrator Monica Mikai cleverly incorporates beautiful flowers on each page celebrating each woman's inner beauty. These flowers also symbolize the importance giving these women the respect they deserve while they are living.
This is a lovely picture book that students will enjoy during storytime or read independently. A must read and should be included in library collections.