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Friday, August 11 • 10:00am - 11:00am
From Parents to Publishing Pioneers-The Story of Just Us Books

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We have heard the outcry about needing diverse books.  Guess who has stood the test of time in providing diverse books for nearly thirty years, Just Us Books.  More than two and a half decades ago, Wade and Cheryl Hudson were parents on a desperate search for children’s books that addressed Black history, Black heritage and Black experiences.  Disappointed by the limited number and unreliable availability, the couple embarked upon a mission: to produce the kind of positive, vibrant Black –interest books that they wanted for their own two children.  So, in 1988, the Hudson started Just Us Books, the nation’s leading independent publisher of Black interest for young people.    In this program, Wade and Cheryl share their incredible journey.

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Wade & Cheryl Hudson

Publishers, Just Us Books
In 1988, the Hudson started Just Us Books, Inc. With Wade serving as company president and head of marketing, and Cheryl leading the editorial and art departments, Just Us Books, Inc. soon became a leading publisher of multicultural books for children, opening doors of opportunities... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Azalea (Grand Hyatt Buckhead)