“We really need these types of workshops, especially in our schools.” —Maryland State Teachers Association Conference attendee on the Hudsons’ workshop “Identifying and Introducing Authentic Multicultural Literature to Young Readers”

With dual roles as publishers and authors, Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson offer unique perspectives into the world of children’s literature, education, diversity, publishing and entrepreneurship. 

The Hudsons speak at schools, industry conferences, panels and other events and were commissioned to create and facilitate workshops for Freedom Schools, operated nationwide by the Children’s Defense Fund. They have shared their "Building a Curriculum of Diversity" workshop for educators, "Introducing Multicultural Literature to Young Readers" and "The ABCs of Publishing Children’s Books," with organizations including:

  • American Booksellers Association Convention
  • American Library Association
  • Banneker-Douglass Foundation Black Writer's Conference
  • Charlemae Rollins African American Children's Literature Colloquium
  • Children's Defense Fund
  • C-SPAN2 BookTalk
  • Highlights Foundation
  • Independent Book Publishers Association
  • International Reading Association
  • Kweli Children of Color Conference
  • Library of Congress, Daniel A. P. Murray Association
  • Madison, WI School District
  • NCTE  (National Council of Teachers of English)
  • Pace University
  • Smithsonian Institution Resident Association Program
  • Summer Institute in Children's Literature at Simmons College

For more information or to schedule Wade and/or Cheryl for a speaking engagement, please contact: Patrick Oliver at Speak Loudly or (501) 952-6169

“Interesting and engaging! Kids asked lots of questions and were impressed by the story of [Wade Hudson’s] life.” —Jennifer Hausler, PTA Volunteer Valley Cottage Elementary, NY on a “Meet the Author” school visits.