Multicultural Children’s Book and The Children’s Book Council are thrilled to team up to present the 2022 #ReadYourWorld Book Jam. Please welcome Wade Hudson with his list of Books About Freedom, Social Justice, and Sibling Relationships.
DEFIANT, Growing Up in the Jim Crow South by Wade Hudson
As the fight for equal rights continues, Defiant takes a look at the strides and struggles of the past in this revelatory and moving memoir about a Black boy growing up in the South during the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. [middle grade, ages 10 and up]
Recognize! An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life, edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson
In the stunning follow-up to The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth, award-winning Black authors and artists come together to create a moving anthology collection celebrating Black love, Black creativity, Black resistance, and Black life. [middle grade, ages 10 and up]
We are giving away 6 signed copies — 3 signed copies of DEFIANT, Growing Up in the Jim Crow South and 3 signed copies of Recognize: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom.
Books About Freedom, Social Justice, and Sibling Relationships
Papa’s Free Day Party by Marilyn Nelson, illustrated by Wayne Anthony Still
Based on a true story about the author’s grandfather, Papa’s Free Day Party is a powerful celebration of storytelling, strength, and the importance of family. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Kwame Nkrumah’s Midnight Speech for Independence by Useni Eugene Perkins, illustrated by Laura Freeman
This book captures the grandeur of the momentous night that Ghana was declared a free nation and the remarkable life of one of Africa’s most celebrated leaders. [picture book, ages 5 and up]
Brave. Black. First. 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World by Cheryl Willis Hudson, illustrated by Erin K. Robinson
This illustrated biography compilation captures the iconic moments of fifty African American women whose heroism and bravery rewrote the American story for the better. [middle grade, ages 10 and up]
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson
Over 50 award-winning book creators join forces and bring art, essays, letters, poems songs and stories of activism in this powerful collection for middle readers. [middle grade, ages 10 and up]
The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love, and Truth edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson
The words and images shared in this anthology are a starting point and a way we can all begin to build a more accepting world for each other. A New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year and an NPR Concierge Pick. [middle grade, ages 10 and up]
I’m a Big Sister Now by Katura J. Hudson, illustrated by Sylvia L. Walker
This charming picture book explores the anticipation, excitement, and pride of a young girl’s experiences as she helps to welcome a new baby to the family. Companion follow-up to I’m A Big Brother Now. A 2019 winner of the Ben Franklin Award in the picture book category. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
I’m a Big Brother Now by Katura J. Hudson, illustrated by Sylvia L. Walker
A young boy who takes on his important role as a big brother when his mother gives birth to a new baby. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
3 Signed Book Giveaway of both DEFIANT and RECOGNIZE
We are giving away 3 signed copies of both DEFIANT, Growing Up in the Jim Crow South and Recognize: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter below. We can only mail to U.S. and A.F.O. addresses.
Wade Hudson is an award-winning author and president of Just Us Books, Inc., an independent publisher of books for young people. He has more than 35 published books for children and young adults, Including Recognize! An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life, (edited with his wife Cheryl) and his memoir, DEFIANT: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South, both published by Crown Books. Wade’s many awards include the New Jersey Stephen Crane Literary Award, The Ida B. Wells Institutional Leadership Award, and 2019 Children’s Book Council Diversity Award. To learn more, visit his website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Cheryl Willis Hudson is an award-winning children’s book author and co-founder of Just Us Books, an independent publishing company that focuses on Black-interest books for young people, which she co-founded with her husband Wade. Her published titles include the classic AFRO-BETS ABC Book; Bright Eyes, Brown Skin (with Bernette G. Ford); Brave. Black. First. 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World and Recognize! An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life (with Wade Hudson). A member of the PEN Children’s Book Committee, Cheryl’s industry honors include the Madame C. J. Walker Legacy Award and 2019 CBC Diversity Award. To learn more, visit her website, Facebook @cherylwillishudson, and Twitter @cherylwilhudson.
Join us Friday, January 28th at 9 pm EST for our #ReadYourWorld Twitter party. We will be giving away book bundles of 9 books each every five minutes!