Cheryl Willis Hudson


Cheryl Willis Hudson is an author, editor, and co-founder with Wade Hudson of Just Us Books, Inc, an independent publisher of Black-interest books for young people. Her more than 30 published titles include the picture books AFRO-BETS ABC Book; Bright Eyes, Brown Skin; Hands Can; and Brave. Black. First: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World.





10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
Just Us Books: Multi-Cultural Publishing
with Cheryl Hudson, Wade Hudson, and moderator Fatima Shaik

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
State Library, Third Floor
Book Talk
Honoring and Amplifying Black Life through Middle Grade Literature
with Cheryl Hudson and Wade Hudson

12:30 pm to 1:15 pm
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life

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.

"A multifaceted, sometimes disheartening, yet consistently enriching primer on the unyielding necessity of those three words: Black Lives Matter." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review


Prominent Black creators lend their voice, their insight, and their talent to an inspiring anthology that celebrates Black culture and Black life. Essays, poems, short stories, and historical excerpts blend with a full-color eight-page insert of spellbinding art to capture the pride, prestige, and jubilation that is being Black in America. In these pages, find the stories of the past, the journeys of the present, and the light guiding the future.



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