Friday, May 6, 2011

AUTHOR Cheryl Willis Hudson

CHERYL WILLIS HUDSON is editorial director of Just Us Books, Inc., an independent publishing company that focuses on Black interest books for children and young adults. She and her husband Wade Hudson, founded Just Us Books in 1988 to address the need for more African American children's books in the market place.

Ms. Hudson has authored many books for young children including AFRO-BETS ABC and 123 Books, Hands Can, Good Morning, Baby, Glo Goes Shopping, Many Colors of Mother Goose and Bright Eyes, Brown Skin,(co-authored with Bernette Ford). She has also co-edited a number of titles including How Sweet the Sound: African American Songs for Children (Scholastic, Inc.), Kids' Book of Wisdom: Quotes from the African American Tradition and In Praise of Our Fathers and Our Mothers. Construction Zone was published by Candlewick Press in 2006. Cheryl's picture book, My Friend Maya Loves to Dance (illustrated by Eric Velasquez) was published by Abrams Book for Young Readers in 2010.

In 2003 Ms. Hudson was inducted into the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of diversity in literature and served as an parenting expert for ClubMom.

ALSO: Ms. Hudson is available for signings, workshops, presentations and panels. Her areas of expertise include: children's literature, multicultural children's publishing; editing, design and diversity in education.

To request an author visit or presentation, please send a written request to Katura Hudson, Director of Marketing, Just Us Books via e-mail: or fax: (973) 677-7570.
You may e-mail Cheryl Willis Hudson at

ABC Book

Book of Wisdom

Glo Goes Shopping

Bright Eyes Brown Skin

Clothes I Love To Wear

From Where I Stand

In Praise of Our Fathers and Our Mothers

Langston's Legacy
101 Ways to Celebrate the Life and Work of Langston Hughes

Many Colors of Mother Goose

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