Wade Hudson, Invincible: Fathers and Mothers of Black America

Join us at the end as we welcome acclaimed author Wade Hudson, in conversation with fellow author and spouse, Cheryl Hudson about his new book, Invisible: Fathers and Mothers of Black America (Calkins Creek, 9/23). 

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★ "Arriving at a time when Black history is being challenged around the country, Invincible is a powerful, gorgeous testimony of resistance. The language is unadorned, the tone insistent; Lewis’ illustrations are infused with a power that is strikingly different from the tender watercolors of his earlier works. The clarity of the narrative, complemented by the artwork, makes this complicated and contradictory reality accessible to young readers and will spark many important conversations about who we are as a people, as well as who we should strive to be. A necessary addition to all classrooms and libraries." —Booklist, starred review

About the book:

This lyrical picture book explores the birth of Black America, focusing on the little-known men and women who fought for justice and for an America where freedom truly rang for all.
We’re familiar with the founding fathers of white America, but who are the founding fathers (and mothers!) of Black America?
In a poetic narrative of the origins of Black America, acclaimed Black author and publisher Wade Hudson teaches us about the little-known men and women who had a profound effect on the history of the nation. Black America was built by brave pioneers—men and women taken from Africa, who suffered and struggled to build a country, a culture, and institutions. Emphasizing that freedom didn’t ring for all when the United States gained its independence from Great Britain, Hudson shows the slow process by which Black Americans fought for justice over the course of many generations.  Ending with a call to consciousness and to action.

About the author: 

Wade Hudson is the author of numerous books for children, including the memoir Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South, and is also the co-editor of the critically acclaimed collection Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life. He and his wife Cheryl are not only frequent co-authors, but also the co-founders and publishers of Just Us Books, a company dedicated to publishing books geared toward Black children.

Event date: 

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

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3055 W Tilghman Street
Allentown, PA 18104
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Invincible: Fathers and Mothers of Black America By Wade Hudson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Wade Hudson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781635925098
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Published: Calkins Creek - September 12th, 2023

This book relates the most grotesque chapter of American history with "aptitude and grace". Kids (and their parents) should read it and discuss. Invincible is a powerful, informative, and inspiring account of a history that deserves to be better known. - Kirsten 


Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor) Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593381625
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Published: Yearling - October 4th, 2022

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We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor) Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780525580454
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Published: Yearling - December 31st, 2019

Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South By Wade Hudson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593126387
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Published: Yearling - June 6th, 2023

The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor) Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780593121641
Published: Yearling - June 1st, 2021

The Reckoning By Wade Hudson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593647776
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2024