Jambo Books Box Subscription [Preview] #ChildrensLiterature #DiverseReads @JamboBooks

July 13, 2022

Jambo Logo (green lettering next to a graphic picture of orange tree

Today, I’m sharing the uniqueness of a Jambo Book Box!

Thanks #Jambo for gifting a complimentary subscription box to my eight-year-old grandson (and his grandparents!). All opinions are my own. Book mail is the best mail and we were appropriately excited!

I confess I’m the “book buying” grandma! My grands will always find a book under the Christmas Tree! My fondest memories are of owning my own books and devouring them! Of course, I want the children in my life to have the same experience.

Do you have a child or grandchild who would love receiving book mail?

A Book Box Subscription is a curated selection of books that comes to your home every month. Although the book titles are a surprise, subscribers to the Jambo Book Box choose the age of the recipient.

What is different about a Jambo Book Box?
A Jambo Box provides “stories that reflect the joy, wonder, and diversity of the world.”
A Jambo Box centers the stories of people who are often pushed to the sidelines or stereotyped.

Representation Matters: The Vision

  1. Jambo Books sends your child 2 or 3 gorgeous high-quality fiction books starring children of color.
  2. The books arrive in a beautiful JambArt box (designed and illustrated by artists of color) that celebrates the joy of childhood.
  3. Jambo Books show children of color in situations where children’s literature rarely places them – making friends, raising pets, loving grandparents, and fighting dragons.

Source: JamboBooks

Children of all ages love to own their own books!

My eight-year-old grandson lives with us and he is thrilled to open his (complimentary) Jambo Book Box Subscription mail!

Admiring the colorful mailing box!

It’s fun to open book mail!

Monster Mayhem by Christopher Eliopoulos ( (graphic novel, 2022)

Clubhouse Mysteries by Sharon M. Draper (chapter book, 2011)
Note: I’ve read Stella by Starlight by Draper but not this one

Everyone’s Awake by Colin Meloy; illustrated by Shawn Harris
(picture book, 2020)

He chose the graphic novel as his first read!

Settling in and totally engaged!

Grandpa and Granddaughter Reading

Our granddaughter didn’t want to miss out on the book-reading action and climbed up next to grandpa for a read-aloud.

Enthusiastically Recommended: I highly recommend a Jambo Books Box Subscription for parents or grandparents who enjoy reading with children; for those who desire to ensure that their home library includes diverse reading materials for read-alouds and independent reading; and for adult readers who share a vision to support independent, black-owned businesses,


Have you ever subscribed to a Book Box?

Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

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  1. I have never subscribed to a book box. But, now I’m thinking this is a great idea for my niece. Thanks for sharing.

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