Just In Time For Black History Month, Subscribe Or Sample Curated Board Books, Paperbacks & Hardcovers Featuring A Child Of Color As The Star!
Atlanta, GA (February 3, 2021) – Now that there’s a teacher in the White House, look to Dr. Jill Biden to share her wisdom with America’s children. Already social media is abuzz with a famous quote she had stitched into her Inauguration Night coat: Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. Involvement through story books is the everlasting gift behind Jambo Books, an award-winning subscription series filled with inclusive stories for children from infancy to middle school. New for 2021, Black History Month Custom Bundle ($49.99) and Best of Jambo 2020 Book Bundle (starting at $36.99).
Reading from a Jambo selected book, youngsters hear and see children of color making friends, raising pets, loving grandparents and fighting dragons! This simple concept, sadly, has been missing in many libraries filled with children’s literature. Parents and grandparents who subscribe year-round or sample via a Book Bundle will delight in an array of books packaged with a personalized letter in JambArt boxes — beautifully decorated with art that celebrates the joy of childhood.
Since its online launch (https://jambobooks.com/) in the summer of 2020, over 28,600 engagements over social media have discovered this literary marvel for children. Need-to-know titles such as The ABCs of Black History is a beautiful alphabet picture book that presents key names, moments, and places in Black history with text lyrically written by poet Rio Cortez. The board book, Woke Baby, is written for the littlest progressives, waking up to seize a new day of justice and activism. As Brave As You, written for students 10 to 13-years-old, tells the tale of Genie and his big brother, Ernie, who leave Brooklyn for the very first time to spend the summer with their grandparents all the way in Virginia—in the country!
Diversity goes along with inclusion and for some children, that means experiencing life differently. This Beach is Loud! introduces patience, understanding, and a soothing exercise to save a day at the beach when excitement turns to sensory overload for a child on the Autism Spectrum. As Jambo Books explains in their online description, “Not only is this a great book for kids with Autism but it is a great way to help all kids understand how other children may feel in different situations and help them understand why their friend may be acting differently.”
Hard-to-impress parent organizations have taken notice too and awarded Jambo Books three national honors: PAL Top Ten Play On Words; Hot Diggity Awards Winner 2020 and National Parenting Product Awards Winner 2020. Likewise, influencers on Instagram and Facebook could not stop gushing about their newfound love of Jambo Books.
Instagram stars Alisha & Aziza boasted, “Jambo means hello in Swahili, they have lots of fun and interesting story books that will improve your mode of reading, they also do monthly subscription of any story books of your age…with the help of @jambobooks I will start learning how read story books myself.”
Coletteplaytime wrote on her Instagram page, “If your little ones love reading, @jambobooks subscription is the perfect present to give. This award-winning, beloved curated collection of books that feature children of color has been touted in the Washington Post and lauded by several industry awards, so get yours today! A subscription is the gift that keeps giving.”
Kaydence Kronicles posted selfies on Facebook while reading three awesome books: Kindergarten King, This Beach is Loud and Not Quite Snow White. Her mom added, “Subscribers receive a collectible JambArt box which is decorated in original art that uplifts and celebrates children of color. Each book is tailored to your child’s age, so that your child can enjoy the stories.”
Perhaps the sweetest posting on Instagram came from 2littlesunshinebabes with the message, “I was so excited to hear of a monthly children’s book subscription that offers stories highlighting people of color!! We have been struggling to find the perfect books to circle into our nightly routines of bedtime stories… because like many families, we don’t fit into the typical box… as a foster family, it’s so important for us to pour all we can into these “babies” for the short time we have them!! We want every child that comes into our home to know they are valuable and destined for great things, just as the child before them and after them – regardless of skin color!!”
For a limited time, sample a book bundle without a subscription! Discover all five Best of Jambo 2020 Book Bundles at https://jambobooks.com/best-of-jambo-2020-book-bundles/
0 to 2-years-old Best of Jambo 2020 Book Bundle • $54.99
All 4 books are hardcovers retailing between $17.99 and $18.99 each. Don’t forget to include a gift message at checkout to personalize your present! Titles include: Up Up Up Down; Welcome To The Party; Brown Baby Lullaby and First Laugh, Welcome Baby!
3 to 4-years-old Best of Jambo 2020 Book Bundle • $44.99
The box includes three hardcovers and one board book that will help parents build a peaceful, joyful and diverse future for their children. The preschool Book Bundle includes: A Big Bed for Little Snow; Wimmelbook: Cars and Things that Go; The Night Monster and Grandma’s Purse.
5 to 6-years-old Best of Jambo 2020 Book Bundle • $46.99
This box is filled with six stories; the first four books are hardcover followed by two paperbacks. Titles include: No Frogs in School; Not Quite Snow White; One Day in the Eucalyptus Tree; Your Name is a Song; Jaden Touissant, the Greatest, Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time; and Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol: The Haunted House Next Door.
7 to 9-years-old Best of Jambo 2020 Book Bundle • $36.99
Young readers will discover a box filled with two paperback and two hardcover books. When ordering online, don’t forget to write a gift message! This bundle features titles: Mia Mayhem is a Superhero; Clubhouse Mysteries: The Buried Bones Mystery; Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet and Sulwe by Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.
10-13 years old Best of Jambo 2020 Book Bundle • $36.99
Students can curl up in a chair or stay up late reading these four paperback books: The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora; The Serpent’s Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond; Spirit Hunters and New Kid.
February 1 kicks off Black History Month and Jambo Books joins the celebration with a flat price for a you-choose-the-titles bundle. Shipping is also a flat rate of $5! Choose the best age level for your household or for that lucky gift recipient.
Black History Month Custom Bundle • Ages 0-6 • $49.99
Choose up to four titles from a curated list for one price! Mix and match books, a 15-piece puzzle, a coloring book and a red, black and green garland to create the perfect bundle.
Black History Month Custom Bundle • Ages 7-13 • $49.99
Independent readers will be pleased with your choice of four titles. Mix and match the curated listing of books, a 100-piece puzzle, a coloring book and a red, black and green garland for a youngster’s home library.
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ABOUT JAMBO BOOKS
Jambo means “hello” in Swahili. Jambo Books is a subscription service for children’s books starring children of color in prominent roles. Every book is thoughtfully curated from many sources, with the focus being on children of various colors and cultures in situations where popular children’s literature rarely places them—as the main character! Jambo makes it easy to add multicultural books to the home library. Discover more at jambobooks.com.