We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, Panel Discussion with editors and contributors
"A love song from children’s literature’s brightest stars to America’s Indigenous children and children of color, encouraging them to be brave and kind.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review The Hudson's will be joined by contributors KELLY STARLING LYONS, CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD, CHERYL HUDSON, TAMEKA FRYER BROWN, JEFFERY WEATHERFORD, ELEANORA E. TATE with WADE HUDSON moderating a panel discussion "Using Words and Images to Enlighten, Inspire, and Motivate." They seek to answer the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?" Focusing on diverse creators and their original art and prose, this anthology empowers the nation's youth to listen, learn, and build a better tomorrow. During the discussion, each panelist will read their poetry or prose or display their art. Book signing will follow with all contributors participating.
About the editors: Wade Hudson is an author and president and CEO of Just Us Books, Inc., an independent publisher of books for children and young adults. Among his 30 published books for children and young adults are Book of Black Heroes from A to Z, Jamal’s Busy Day, Pass It On: African American Poetry for Children, Powerful Words: More Than Two Hundred Years of Extraordinary Writing by African Americans, It’s Church Going Time, Feelings I Love to Share and Friends I Love to Meet. He has received a New Jersey Stephen Crane Literary Award; The Ida B. Wells Institutional Leadership Award (2008) presented by the Center for Black Literature; and the Madame C. J. Walker Legacy Award (2012) given by the Zora Neale Hurston-Richard Wright Foundation. He has also been inducted into the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. His website is http://wadehudson-authorpublisher.com
Cheryl Willis Hudson is an author, editor and co-founder/editorial director of Just Us Books, Inc. She has authored over two dozen books for young children including Bright Eyes, Brown Skin (with Bernette Ford), AFRO-BETS ABC Book, Good Morning, Baby, Glo Goes Shopping, From Where I Stand, and Clothes I Love to Wear ; Hands Can and Construction Zone; and My Friend Maya Loves to Dance. She has also co-edited a number of titles including How Sweet the Sound: African American Songs for Children. Cheryl is a member of the Children’s and Young Adult Committee of PEN America and has served as diversity consultant to a number of educational publishers.
A book signing will follow. We recommend this event for ages 8 through adult. This is a collection that will inspire people from all backgrounds.
Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?" in this beautiful, full-color keepsake collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books.