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Wade Hudson


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


East Orange, NJ


An author and publisher. Wade Hudson is CEO of Just Us Books, Inc., an independent children’s and young adults’ books press he founded with his wife Cheryl. He has authored more than 30 books for young readers. “We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices”, his latest book, is an anthology co-edited with his wife and published by Crown Books for Young Readers. He is currently writing a coming-of-age memoir titled, “Mansfield”, that will be published by Crown Books. His collection of poems, “Journey: A Reflection Through Poetry”, will be published by Third World Press in February 2019.

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.