I just wanted to share this message from the founders of Just Us Books:
This month Just Us Books is celebrating our 22nd anniversary in the industy. Over the years, Just Us Books has focused on getting our books into the hands of thousands of families and children who need them the most. The statistics sited by Andrea Pinkney on the dearth of children’s books in economically challenged families was truly alarming.* Just Us Books is committed to redoubling its efforts to change this situation.
In the days to come, Wade and I will be posting tidbits of our company’s history on our Just Us Books FB fan page. We invite you to join us and the continuing conversations surrounding the importance of literature for children of African descent. We also invite you to share your comments and links via my blog.
On this blog and our FB pages, we will be posting conference photos, commentary, questions and extending a web of conversations and ideas about the conference and other aspects of information concerning African American children’s literature.
Just Us Books’ mission for the past 22 years has been to create, publish and distribute quality children’s books that spotlight the African American experience and to make those books available to all children. We feel blessed to be in the company of good and committed people who have supported our efforts in this journey. Thanks to all of you. We look forward to keeping in touch and continuing to make a difference in the lives of our children.
Cheryl and Wade
Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson
co-founders, JUST US BOOKS, INC.
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*Andrea Davis Pinkney noted that in low-income neighborhoods, there is 1 book per 300 households.