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Writing Portfolio


My books

Sola Alakuro Oluwande is the author of Polka The Dotted Sock,

a picture book about confidence, resilience and tenacity.
Sola is a pediatric speech language pathologist who loves to help children to develop their speech and language skills through books and play activities. She is an AAC advocate who loves reading, writing, cooking and traveling. 
She lives in Vernon Hills Illinois with her family.


Polka The Dotted Sock

Polka lives in a tidy mismatched sock drawer. Polka loves life, loves being worn, loves folding herself into different shapes and she really enjoys being washed. BUT... she doesn't like going into the dryer. To avoid it Polka catapults herself into a life-changing adventure.


The Summer Called Angel

Sola's first book, a self-published memoir detailed her experiences as a first-time mother battling preeclampsia and prematurity. Sola has articles published in Chicago Parent, Faith, Hope and Fiction, InCulture Parent and Afrikan Goddess Magazine.

Notebook and Pen

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale"

Hans Christian Andersen

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