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Cheryl Willis Hudson


“We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices”


East Orange, NJ


Cheryl Willis Hudson is an author, editor and co-founder/editorial director of Just Us
Books, Inc., an independent company that focuses on Black interest books for children
and young adults. Cheryl has authored over two dozen books for young readers. Her
latest book, “We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices”, an anthology co-edited by her
husband Wade, was published by Crown Books for Young Readers. Her forthcoming
book, “Brave, Black, First: 50+ African American Women Who Led the Way”, will be
published by Crown in December.

About "We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices"

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 (“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.