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Author(s): Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson
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.
What do we tell our children when the world seems bleak, and prejudice and racism run rampant? With 96 lavishly designed pages of original art and prose, fifty diverse creators lend voice to young activists.
Featuring poems, letters, personal essays, art, and other works from such industry leaders as Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), Jason Reynolds (All American Boys), Kwame Alexander (The Crossover), Andrea Pippins (I Love My Hair), Sharon Draper (Out of My Mind), Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer), Ellen Oh (cofounder of We Need Diverse Books), and artists Ekua Holmes, Rafael Lopez, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, and more, this anthology empowers the nation's youth to listen, learn, and build a better tomorrow.
Audiobook Table of Contents:
Foreword by Ashley Bryan, read by Dominic Hoffman
Introduction by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, read by the authors
What Shall We Tell You? by Wade Hudson, read by the author
The Golden Rule by Carole Boston Weatherford, read by Soneela Nankani
A Thousand Winters by Kwame Alexander, read by Guy Lockard
We, the People by Rita Williams-Garcia, read by January LaVoy
Prayers of the Grandmothers by Sharon M. Draper, read by Adenrele Ojo
You Are Here. by Denise Lewis Patrick, read by N'Jameh Camara
Words Have Power by Ellen Oh, read by Jennifer Lim
Kindness Is a Choice by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Adenrele Ojo
To Find a Friend by Joseph Bruchac, read by Darrell Dennis
Get on Board, introduction read by Cheryl Willis Hudson, song performed by Paul Robeson (courtesy of Concord Music Group)
You Can Change the World by Bernette G. Ford, read by Bahni Turpin
Next by Lesa Cline-Randsome, read by January LaVoy
Drumbeat for Change by Kelly Starling Lyons, read by Bahni Turpin
The Art of Mindfulness by Evelyn Coleman, read by N'Jameh Camara
One Day Pap Drove Me to School by Tony Medina, read by Kyla Garcia
It Helps to Look at Old Front Page Headlines by Marilyn Nelson, read by Jennifer Lim
All Nations Are Neighbors and I Wonder by Margarita Engle, read by Kyla Garcia
When I Think of You by Sharon G. Flake, read by Bahni Turpin
a day of small things by Tonya Bolden, read by Adenrele Ojo
Dark-Brown Skin Is Beautiful by Eleanora E. Tate, read by Bahni Turpin
here is a poem of love and hope: by Arnold Adoff, read by Dominic Hoffman
We've Got You by Pat Cummings, read by January LaVoy
How to Pass the Test by Hena Khan, read by Soneela Nankani
Where Are the Good People? by Tameka Fryer Brown, read by January LaVoy
You Can Do It by Jabari Asim, read by Sullivan Jones
Tell It in Your Own Way by Roy Boney Jr., read by Darrell Dennis
"What Songs Will Our Children Sing?" music and lyrics by Curtis Hudson
You Too Can Fly by Zetta Elliott, read by Bahni Turpin
Advice . . . (I'm Old-School Like That) by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, read by N'Jameh Camara
A Talkin'-To by Jason Reynolds, read by Guy Lockard
Wade Hudson is president and CEO of Just Us Books, an independent publisher of books for children and young adults. For his work, Wade has received a New Jersey Stephen Crane Literary Award; the Ida B. Wells Institutional Leadership Award, presented by the Center for Black Literature; and the Madame C. J. Walker Legacy Award, 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. Discover more about Wade online at wadehudson-authorpublisher.com.Cheryl Willis Hudson is an author, editor, and cofounder and editorial director of Just Us Books, an independent company that focuses on Black-interest books for children and young adults. Cheryl has written over two dozen books for young children, is a member of the children's book committee of PEN America, and has served as a diversity consultant to a number of educational publishers. Learn more about Cheryl at her website cherylwhudson.weebly.com.