Marimba Books is a multicultural children’s book imprint  dedicated to publishing titles that reflect our

country’s diversity. The  name for Marimba Books comes from the Bantu languages, most likely Kimbundu, among the most widely spoken pre-colonial languages in Central  Africa. The marimba, a musical instrument   in the percussion family, originated in Africa but was popularized in Central and South America. The instrument is made of graduated wooden bars that are struck with a  mallet. Used in numerous cultures throughout the world, the marimba is a  fitting symbol for conveying the cultural diversity, richness, rhythm  of language, and the  sharing of contemporary multicultural stories that  embody the titles
of Marimba Books.