Thursday, January 4, 2018

Celebrate Our History and Heroes

Have you heard of entrepreneur/philanthropist Biddy Mason; Bishop Daniel Payne; or the U.S. Lifesaving Services - the only all-black rescue crew of the Outer Banks? How much do you and your young readers know about the contributions of political leader Barbara Jordan, activist Bayard Rustin, or poet Quincy Troupe? Learn about these and other important Black trailblazers in books from our non-fiction collection. Let’s celebrate our heroes - well-known and unsung - all year round. Browse and buy

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Our "Best Books for Gifts" Picks

We all know books make great gifts, but with thousands of  children's titles published each year, which should you pick? 

Whether your favorite young readers are into the arts or social activism, poetry, history or all of the above, there is a book out there that fits their interests. Here are a few suggestions from our collection. 

(Click on each book or go to our online bookstore to learn more or purchase)

For young creatives

Celebrating friends and family


In the holiday spirit

Community & History

Friday, November 24, 2017

Good Books Make Great Gifts

Shopping for the holiday season? Good books make great gifts! And we're offering a holiday discount: 20 percent off all Just Us Books and Marimba Books titles purchased through our website. (no code needed)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the Million Man March

On October 16, 1996, Kelly Starling Lyons attended the Million Man March and was transformed by what she saw. She shares how that historic movement inspired her first picture book story. Read more 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Five Books to Keep Students Excited About School

It’s back to school season and whether your young scholars are excited, anxious, or wishing they had a few more weeks of summer break - there are lots of fellow students and exciting stories - to which they’ll relate.
Our top five back to school kidlit picks: Read more

Monday, August 28, 2017

Remembering the March on Washington

54 years ago today - They came from all corners of the United States: from big cities, and small towns, from the rural South, and the urban North. Holding signs that read "We Demand Voting Rights Now!" and "No U.S. Dough To Help Jim Crow," more than 250,000 people of all ages, races and religions joined together in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963 for what would become one of the most historic civil rights events in U.S. history: the March on Washington. Learn more in The March on Washington by James Haskins available here