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Everybody Has A Story To Tell: Part 1

As most of you already know …last week I hosted a symposium at my school: A Conversation About Books, and  for some reason – the more I reflect on it – the more I think about how much it reminded me of a blog.  Meaning…it had EVERYTHING!   Here are some snippets from Zetta’s speech. There were questions to ponder; a speaker who […]

Writers Against Racism: Guest Blogger: Kelly Starling Lyons


Twenty-two years ago, Wade and Cheryl Hudson made a life-changing decision. Frustrated by the low number of African-American children’s books available to share with their son and daughter, they decided to do something about it – create books themselves. Their commitment to filling the gap and giving not just their kids, but all young people, […]

Writers Against Racism: “What Did Abuela Say?” by Karen Valentin

Cheryl Willis Hudson from Just Us Books sent me yet another picture of more young people getting caught reading author of color’s books at the Young Reader’s Pavilion @ Harlem Book Fair 2010. In this photo, “What Did Abuela Say? by Karen Valentin, illustrated by Michelle Dorenkamp, published by Marimba Books. copyright by Marimba Books“ […]

Writers Against Racism: Cheryl Willis Hudson


…from Just Us Books sent this photo of this adorable little girl, getting caught reading an Author of Color’s book. “This photo was taken at a booksigning at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, NJ for My Friend Maya Loves to Dance by Cheryl Willis Hudson, illustrated by Eric Velasquez. (Abrams Books for Young Readers)” (Photo credit […]

Writers Against Racism: Cheryl Willis Hudson’s Blog


I just added Cheryl Willis Hudson’s blog to my blogroll and can’t believe I didn’t have her here sooner. Cheryl is editorial director of Just Us Books, Inc., an independent publishing company that focuses on Black interest books for children and young adults. Anyway, she has a fantastic post today which I saw via Zetta Elliott’s […]