To request an author visit with Wade and/or Cheryl Hudson, please contact Patrick Oliver at SpeakLoudly: or (501) 952-6169




May 13, 2021
National Book Festival Young People’s Series
Wade & Cheryl, panelists

April 26-May 7 
National Book Festival Young People’s Series
Cheryl Hudson, Wade Hudson, Renee Watson, Adam Gidwitz, panelists

April 13, 2021
Pace University (Distinguished Visiting Professorship)
MS Publishing Program
Wade & Cheryl Hudson, guest lecturers

April 10 - 11
Kweli Children of Color Conference 

Social Justice Panel
Cheryl Willis Hudson, moderator

April 8-10
Womanist Conference 

Cheryl Willis Hudson, speaker

March 31, 12:30 pm Eastern
Highlights Foundation "Amplifying Black Stories"
Panel: A Historical Perspective, and Hope-filled Future of Black Stories and Storytellers Amplifying Black Stories
Wade & Cheryl Hudson, panelists


Past Events

Green Acres School author visit (private event)
North Bethesda, MD
Dec. 11
Wade and Cheryl Hudson, featured authors

Booklist webinar
Nov. 12, 2 pm
Cheryl Hudson, featured author

The Talk - a conversation with DC Public Library in partnership with Politics & Prose
Nov. 11, 4 pm Eastern
Wade and Cheryl Hudson, featured authors 

Race and Empowerment in America
virtual series
Nov. 10, 7 pm Eastern
Cranford Public Library
Wade and Cheryl Hudson, speakers


Black Books Matter panel
LA Book Festival
October 25

Wade and Cheryl Hudson, featured authors


The People's Podcast hosted by A Different Booklist 
October 16
Wade and Cheryl Hudson, guests

Lifting Voices: Charting Your Own Course in Literature
Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources
October 14, 2020

Wade Hudson, Cheryl Hudson, Renee Watson, Adam Gidwitz - panelists

Pace University
October 14, 2020
Wade and Cheryl Hudson - Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Ebony-TV "The State of Black Book Publishing"
October 8
Wade and Cheryl Hudson, panelists

Indies Unite: Back to School Anti-Racist Panel
October 3, 4pm
Featuring: Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Sharon Draper, Valerie Bolling, Andrea Loney, and Cicely Lewis

Reginald Lewis Museum
September 28
Wade and Cheryl Hudson - featured authors

Dalton School (private event)
September 16, 9 am
Wade and Cheryl Hudson -- author visit, The Talk

Readers Unite book discussion
August 20, 2020 - 5:30 pm Eastern
Cheryl Willis Hudson
, featured author

Highlights Foundation "Getting to Know Your Character Workshop"
July - August 2020
Katura Hudson, guest editor 


NCTE Leadership and Action Series
August 12, 2020, 8 pm Eastern
Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Torrey Maldonado and Sharon Dennis Wyeth join NCTE members for an action-focused conversation about The Talk
Open to NCTE members only

Let's Talk - a virtual conversation celebrating the release of The Talk, edited by Wade and Cheryl Hudson
August 11, 2020, 6 pm Eastern



8th Annual African-American Children's Book Fair (virtual)
June 27, 2020, 11 am - 4 pm Eastern
Wade and Cheryl Hudson, featured authors
Hosted by the Reginald Lewis Museum


"How Diverse Stories Can Open Minds and Change the World"
June 24, 2020, 7 pm
Wade Hudson, moderator
Gaithersburg Book Festival (virtual)

Watch on YouTube

"Black Voices: Pushing for Change in Children's Book Publishing"
June 22, 2020, 1 pm Eastern
Wade and Cheryl Hudson, panelists
Authors Guild

"Say It Loud" Virtual Series
June 18, 2020, 3 pm Eastern
Wade Hudson, speaker
Watch: Say It Loud page on Facebook

"Coming of Age" panel
June 6, 2020
Wade and Cheryl Hudson, panelists
Bronx Book Festival:

KidLit Rally for Black Lives
June 4, 2020, 7 pm
Wade and Cheryl Hudson, speakers
Hosted by

Secure the Seat Writers Retreat
May 16, 2020
Katura Hudson - speaker

Kweli The Color of Children's Literature Conference
April 4, 2020
Wade and Cheryl Hudson - panelists
Visit to register

Highlights Foundation Diversity Fellowship Workshop
March 13 - 15, 2020
Katura Hudson, panelist

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Book signing for Brave. Black. First. 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World
February 22, 2020, 1 - 3 pm
Cheryl Willis Hudson, author and Erin K. Robinson, illustrator - autographing

We Write for You - A Black Children's Book Panel and Book Signing
Feb. 2, 2020 - 2 pm
Rogers Public Library, Rogers, AR
Wade Hudson - featured author

WomanMakers Initiative Luncheon
January 31, 2020
Cheryl Willis Hudson -
Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
New York, NY

American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference
Jan. 24-27, 2020
Philadelphia, PA
Just Us Books is an exhibitor (Booth 1464)

National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Inauguration
Jan. 16, 2020 - 10:30 am
Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium 

East Orange Library Book Presentation
Dec. 16, 2019, 1:30 pm
East Orange Public Library, East Orange, NJ
Just Us Books will present a donation of books - given as part of their Children's Book Council Diversity Award - to the East Orange Public Library

Kwanzaa - Pride in Family, Community and Culture
Dec. 10, 2019, 5:30
Pride Academy, East Orange, NJ
Cheryl Willis Hudson - keynote speaker

Induction Coordinator Class Guest Lecture
Dec. 5, 2019, 10:30 and 11:30 classes 
Montclair University Urban Teacher Residency Program - Department of Teaching and Learning
Wade Hudson - presenter

NJ Black Business "Best in Business Awards"
Nov. 30, 2019, 6 pm
The Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center, New Brunswick, NJ
Just Us Books is a 2019 honoree


Children's Book Council Diversity Awards
November 19, 2019 (Panel: 5 pm)
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, NYC
Just Us Books is a 2019 honoree
Wade and Cheryl Hudson - panelists


Easton Middle School, Easton, PA

October 25, 2019
Author visit

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October 25, 2019
Author visit


Easton Book Festival
State Theater Ballroom
Easton, PA
October 26, 2019
Panel: Publishing in Color: Telling African American Stories (11 am)
Panel: Children's Book Censorship (4:30 pm)

 news-events-just-us-books-jane-adams-children-s-book-honor-award.jpgJane Addams Children's Book Awards
October 18 2019, 1 pm
777 UN Plaza, NYC
Wade and Cheryl Hudson will be honored along with fellow 2019 awardees
Reception and book signing immediately follow
*Event is free and open to the public

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Brooklyn Book Festival

Langston Hughes House, 20 E. 127 St., Harlem
Sept. 17, 2019, 7 pm
Cheryl Willis Hudson - panels



appearances-just-us-books-get-lit-with-the-ceo-a-conversation-with-wade-hudson.jpgGet Lit with the CEO - a conversation with Wade Hudson
July 20, 2019, 10:30 am Central

Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library - Dallas
Wade Hudson will join via video conference



appearances-just-us-books-empowering-kids-panel-july-14-2019-1-pm-eastern.jpgEmpowering Kids panel
July 14, 2019, 1 pm Eastern
Books of Wonder - 84th Street location, NYC
Cheryl Willis Hudson - panelist


appearances-just-us-books-ala-conference-washington-dc-june-20-25.jpgALA CONFERENCE
Washington, DC
June 20-25


appearances-just-us-books-children-s-defense-fund-clinton-tn-june-6-2019.jpgCHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND
Ella Baker Child Policy Institute
Clinton, TN
June 6, 2019
Wade & Cheryl Hudson - panelists on the Walter Dean Myers Authors' Panel

appearances-just-us-books-book-expo-america-javits-center-new-york-ny-may-30-june-1-2019.jpgBOOK EXPO AMERICA
Javits Center

New York, NY
May 30 – June 1, 2019
appearances-just-us-books-gaithersburg-book-festival-gaithersburg-md-may-18-2019.jpgGAITHERSBURG BOOK FESTIVAL
Gaithersburg, MD
May 18, 2019
Wade & Cheryl - Featured authors
appearances-just-us-books-reginald-lewis-7th-annual-children-s-book-fair-baltimore-md-may-11-2019.jpgREGINALD LEWIS 7th ANNUAL CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR
Baltimore, MD
May 11, 2019
Wade & Cheryl - Presentation

appearances-just-us-books-new-york-university-new-york-city-may-4-2019.jpgNEW YORK UNIVERSITY
New York City

May 4, 2019, 9:45 AM
Literature Symposium
"Who's Life Is It Anyway?"
Wade & Cheryl - Keynote address

 appearances-just-us-books-dalton-school-new-york-city-may-4-2019.jpgDALTON SCHOOL
New York City
May 4, 2019
Wade & Cheryl - Presentation
 appearances-just-us-books-kweli-conference-new-york-city-april-5-6-2019.jpgKWELI CONFERENCE
New York City
April 5 & 6, 2019
Wade & Cheryl - Panel discussion
 news-events-just-us-books-book-web-interview-with-wade-cheryl.jpgFRANKLIN TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Somerset, NJ

April 2, 6:00 PM
Cheryl - ABCs of Publishing workshop
appearances-just-us-books-north-carolina-reading-association-conference-raleigh-nc-april-1-2019.jpgNORTH CAROLINA READING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Raleigh, NC
April 1, 2019
Panel Discussion spotlighting We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
Moderated by Alan Bailey, chair-elect, CSK Committee

appearances-just-us-books-we-rise-conversation-with-teens-i-too-arts-collective-langston-hughes-hous.jpg"We Rise" conversation with teens 
Langston Hughes House (invitation only)

March 28, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Wade and Cheryl Hudson - Author visit

 appearances-just-us-books-montclair-book-festival-montclair-nj-march-23-2019.jpgMONTCLAIR BOOK FESTIVAL
Montclair, NJ
March 23, 2019
Wade & Cheryl - Presentation
 appearances-just-us-books-giffen-memorial-elementary-school-albany-ny-march-8-2019.jpgGIFFEN MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Albany, NY
March 8, 2019
Wade & Cheryl - Author visit
appearances-just-us-books-storymakers-symposium-brooklyn-public-library-brooklyn-ny-march-2.jpgSTORYMAKERS SYMPOSIUM
Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn, NY
March 2, 1-4 pm
Wade & Cheryl - Publishers panel
 apperances-just-us-books-havava-cuba-book-festival-havana-cuba-february-6-14-2019.jpgHAVANA, CUBA BOOK FESTIVAL
Havana, Cuba
February 6-14, 2019
Wade, Cheryl, Katura & Stephan Hudson (Part of the Black Publishers Delegation)