Tutu's Storybooks

Tutu's Storybooks


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Tutu's Storybooks is an independent children's book retailer based in the Washington, DC metro are. Specializing in the newest high quality Diaspora books.

Independent Children's Africana Traveling Bookshop. We service the Washington, DC metro area. We are available to pop-up at school-wide events, bazaars, craft markets, festivals, and fairs. Book us to pop-up at a family-friendly event near you.

Operating as usual

Just Us Books

“I knew what I had written was good because I was a reader. I knew good stories.”

Watch Wade and Cheryl Hudson’s conversation with bestselling author Sharon Draper, part of our “Just Us &” interview series

▶️ https://youtu.be/i7DlRlxtXLk

Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora - Loatad

#SundayThanksgiving: After the storytime and individual reading, each of the children chose their own books to take home and read, until next time. Happy reading to them all!

Again, big thanks to Lorenzo and Jennifer Wymbs (Lorenzo N Jennifer Wymbs) of Atlanta, Georgia, 🇺🇸 and their Willow Tree Literacy Foundation (Willow Tree Literacy Foundation), and our donor from California, 🇺🇸.

Onwards! #plantingseeds

#loatad #loatadpeople #willowtreeliteracyfoundation #accra #ghana #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #loataddonations #donations #readingtransforms

When two brothas join forces! We thank you for putting out your very best for the next generation time and time again. #literacylegacy
@tayediggsinsta @shaneevans
#myreadingwell #afrikidlit

Ethiopia Reads

Even though our #EthiopiaReads libraries are closed from Covid-19, our young readers are still engaged in reading!
#libraries #literacy #Absesha #OpenHeartsBigDreams #ReadySetGoBooks
Photo credit: Meron Mamo

Nigeria International Book Fair

Join us today at the Nigeria Virtual Book Fair 2020 as we discuss embracing Information Technology as a different approach to offering library services in the COVID-19 era.

#nibf2020 #nibf2020virtual

Writing "HER"story. Writing "OUR"story. What will be YOUR story?


Netflix Sets ‘Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices’ Preschool Series With Tiffany Haddish, Lupita Nyong’o and Common

variety.com Netflix is looking to celebrate Black voices and authors with a new live-action preschool series. The streamer has ordered twelve five-minute episodes of “Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices,…


How do you model self-improvement to your children and/or other youth in your life?
They are always watching! 👀

[06/17/20]   Join our summer reading Artventure with Tutu's Storybook Clubhouse. Register now, spaces are limited.

Sanctify your bookshelves!

We share the exact same sentiment. But we are aware that ONLY the struggle books earn acclaim. Why is that??? 🤔

They live it everyday. Black children deserve to breathe, play, learn, dream, grow and live. Let’s tell our own stories. #changethenarrative #representationtrulymatters #wedecide #normalizeblackexcellence #normalizeblackexistence #

"You can blow out a candle, but you can't blow out a fire." #readinginsolidarity
Show us your bookshelves that display solidarity. Tag us for a chance to earn new books.

Don't just black your screen and done, get informed. Study something Black today. Learn something new and put energy into your solution. We each can contribute something more than a black screen! #blackouttuesday

Happy Africa Day!!!
Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on May 25, 1963. It is celebrated all around the world.

WEE Nation Radio

We're excited to announce our new show, "Uncle Devin's WEE Nation" on WPFW 89.3 FM ETS every Wednesday starting April 22, 2020. Check out our website at WEENationRadio.com.

First Nas announced his new children's book 'I Know I Can' and now Eric Barrier of Eric B & Rakim is gracing us with his upcoming release, 'Move The Crowd.' I would love to see a children's book from all of the greatest in Rap and Hip Hop.

Imagine your level of nostalgia as your BookPower Reader spits this rhyme from the book:
~With knowledge of self, there's nothing I can't solve
At 360 degrees I revolve
This is actual fact, it's not an act, it's been proven
Indeed and I proceed to make the crowd keep moving

Fun Weird Science

We used the Bakeology 101 book from our friends over at www.cookmeupanotch.com and baked a yellow cake with chocolate icing!

Barbershop Books

Barbershop Books Storytime: Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall #HelpTheBabiesRead

Zaria X Hailey

Reading, "I'm a Pretty Little Black Girl!" By Betty K. Bynum Illustrated by Claire Armstrong Parod Published by Dream Title Publishing


IMLS, CDC Offer Guidance for Disinfecting Returned Library Books

slj.com Study shows the novel coronavirus can only survive on paper for a few hours. AnIMLS webinar with CDC officials called the material

Just Us Books

An important conversation. We hope you’ll join us.

"Keeping the Black Book Ecosystem Strong: Black Books in the Age of the Corona Virus"
Sunday, March 22, 2020, 6 - 7:30 pm Eastern

Registration required:



Kids It's Always Good To Wash Your Hands!

As we know, washing hands is an important part of personal hygiene . With all that's happening today it is important to get that message across to children. ...


House Votes to Limit Powers of First Black Librarian of Congress BlackPressUSA

This is what institutionalized racism looks like.

blackpressusa.com President Barack Obama appointed Hayden the 14th Librarian of Congress on February 24, 2016. She is the first African American to hold the position, as well as the first woman to be the Librarian of

Abantu Audio

We have a lot in the works in preparation for the launch of our iPhone and Android App as we continue to bootstrap and build an audiobook platform #fubu

To support and help us create Black History as the ONLY Black Owned Audiobook Platform of it’s kind tell all ya people to subscribe for FREE @ www.abantuaudio.com #weallwegot 😤✊🏾🙌🏾💯


BGJudyAACPS on Twitter

We were so honored to host their FIRST book fair!!! Representation Matters EARLY!!! #InfantsandToddlers

twitter.com “Today was our first book fair with TuTu Storybooks to celebrate Black History Month! We even had story time with Maimunah! Thank you teachers and staff for your [email protected] @BelleGroveAACPS @AACountySchools @Birth2FiveAACPS”

Happy Carnival Monday!!!
Many don't know the African roots of masquerading! So many beautiful customs and traditions have followed us all over the Diaspora. What are some of your favorite carnival traditions?
#carnivalmonday #masqueraders


Black stories matter: on the whiteness of children’s books – Andrea Adomako | Aeon Ideas

aeon.co What happens when black children in US storybooks are still as marginalised as real ones, or why black stories matter

Colin Kaepernick

Well played Colin Kaepernick...of Kaepernick Publishing. 😉

Kaepernick Publishing was founded to create opportunities for Black and Brown writers, authors, and creators to control their narratives and retain ownership. I am excited to announce the multi-project collaboration between myself, Kaepernick Publishing & Audible

Hey y'all hey!! We have some great news to share with our BookPower Readers. We would like to welcome Capitol Heights Elementary School (CHES) to our BookPower Family. CHES is THEE first Prince George's County Public School to invite Tutu's Storybooks to host a BookPower Fair. Help us welcome them to family. CHES IS LIT!!! 🎉📚🎉📚🎉

NowThis Politics

He must a BookPower Reader! Yeah, That's it!

This brilliant 4-year-old can teach the whole world a thing or two about reading

Real African Books

Miriam Makeba!

Black history month: Get your real history and truth in these amazing books. Easy read African history : https://www.amazon.com/s?k=pusch+commey&qid=1573710130&ref=is_pp_2

Rip: Miriam Makeba: Truth Teller

Happy Blackity-Black Black History Month BookPower Readers!!!

One of the HIGHLIGHTS...❤️🌟💯

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