Friday, May 6, 2011

AUTHOR Wade Hudson

WADE HUDSON is the president and CEO of Just Us Books, Inc. an independent publishing company he founded with his wife, Cheryl Willis Hudson. His career as a writer spans more than three decades. After his involvement in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, he was a newspaper reporter, playwright and public relations specialist. In 1988, Mr. Hudson's passion for writing and life-long mission to help foster positive self-image within the young Black community helped propel the launch of Just Us Books.

Wade has written nearly 20 books for children including Jamal's Busy Day, Pass It On: African American Poetry for Children, Poetry From the Masters: The Pioneers; Powerful Words: More Than 200 Years of Extraordinary Writing by African Americans and The Underground Railroad. He has edited a number of books with his wife, Cheryl. Wade Hudson serves on the advisory boards of many organizations, including the Langston Hughes Library at the Alex Haley Farm, operated by the Children's Defense Fund, and has received numerous honors, including the Stephen Crane Literary Award.

In 2003 he was inducted into the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. He was recently interviewed for HistoryMakers, an oral history collective of African-American achievers. Wade and his wife Cheryl were honored by the National Black Writers Conference for their contributions to literature with the Ida B. Wells Institutional Leadership Award in 2008. Wade is a member of the Author's Guild, PEN America, Society of Children's Book Illustrations and Authors, and other literary organizations.

ALSO: Mr. Hudson is available for signings, workshops, presentations and panels. His areas of expertise include: writing for children and young adults, children's literature, multicultural children's publishing; marketing and diversity in education.


I'm Gonna Be

Robo's Favorite Places

Book of Black Heroes
From A to Z

Book of Black Heroes:
Scientists, Healers and Inventors

It's Church Going Time

In Praise of Our Fathers and Our Mothers

Jamal's Busy Day

NEATE Series
Anthony's Big Surprise

Poetry from the Masters:
The Pioneers

Places I Love To Go

Puddin', Jeffrey and Leah
Best Friends

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