Thursday, October 1, 2015

Just Us Books Celebrates 27th Year

In 1988, Wade and Cheryl Hudson formalized a mission they embarked upon as new parents years before: to bring to market vibrant, positive, affirming books that celebrated the diversity of Black history and culture - the kind of books they wanted for their own children. This month, Just Us Books celebrates its 27th year as not just a business but an institution dedicated to making these books available year-round, in libraries, classrooms, and homes everywhere and to providing a publishing venue for talented Black writers, illustrators, designers and other professionals. And that mission has become a legacy for the husband-and-wife team.

Please join us in celebrating 27 years of good books making a difference in our children's lives. We're kicking off our 27th year with several exciting new titles, including Bottle Cap Boys Dancing on Royal Street,  and the return of the book that help to start it all, the AFRO-BETS A B C Book.

If you share our commitment to inspiring, encouraging and educating young people through books that contain characters, stories and themes that reflect our diversity, please support us. Share our books and our story  with children, parents, educators and book lovers. Stay connected with us via Facebook and Twitter. For other suggestions on how to help us increase the number of quality children’s books that celebrate diversity, and how to support the diverse books that are already available, read this Diverse Books Pledge from Just Us Books President, Wade Hudson.

To the many librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, young readers, church and community members, friends and others who've supported Just Us Books during this 27-year journey, we offer our heartfelt gratitude.

We continue!

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