July 13, 2022
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
- Jambo Books sends your child 2 or 3 gorgeous high-quality fiction books starring children of color.
- The books arrive in a beautiful JambArt box (designed and illustrated by artists of color) that celebrates the joy of childhood.
- Jambo Books show children of color in situations where children’s literature rarely places them – making friends, raising pets, loving grandparents, and fighting dragons.
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!
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!
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,
Because Stories Matter: In Their Own Words
“Jambo” means “Hello” in Swahili. “Hello” is an invitation to start a connection…to build empathy”
At Jambo, we believe that the stories we tell our children matter.
- From their youngest years, children learn who and what we value. We continually reinforce this conception with the stories we tell them and the characters in those stories.
- Jambo Book Club believes it is important for children to read stories about children that look like them, as well as their neighbors who do not look like them.
- Jambo Book Club is dedicated to ensuring that children learn that all people are important and that all people belong.
- Jambo Book Club believes that through stories for children, we can help create a better world.
Meet the Jambo Founders, Runako and Mijha
Runako and Mijha, the founders of Jambo Books, are raising three young daughters (the youngest was born after this picture!).
“We try to read to them every day, so we go through a lot of stories! Over the years, we’ve been amazed at the high quality of some of the stories. But at the same time, we have been dismayed by the lack of diversity of the characters in those books. We worked hard to select books for our girls that are more representative of our local community. But we always thought “should it be this hard?” So we decided to share our work and make it easier for other families. Thus, Jambo Books was born!”
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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