A Lil Positivity: Tamara McNeil Creates Book Subscription Box Specifically For Black Children

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Tamara McNeil Creates A Book Subscription Box For Black Children

A mom frustrated with the lack of representation in her son’s books decided to create a literature subscription box for Black children reports Mater Mea:

Tamara McNeil loves reading to her son, and she’s not alone. It’s a daily activity that creates a bond between parents and infants as they learn the rhythm of language. Both parent and child find comfort in the cuddles shared while reading.

It’s why movements like #WeNeedDiverseBooks started in 2014—and it’s why McNeil decided to launch Just Like Me!, a subscription box service that sends families two to three books a month based on your child’s age. For $25 a month your child will receive African-American focused literature from award-winning authors, as well as up-and-coming writers. From Black history to finding the magic in our ordinary lives, the service seeks to bring the very best of African-American children’s literature to those who need it most.

It was McNeil’s frustration that led her down a path of discovery, empathy, and finally entrepreneurship.

“I go to the library all the time to get books for my son,” McNeil shared in a press release for Just Like Me. “One day I looked around and wondered, ‘Where are all the books for Black children?’ I got frustrated and couldn’t believe that, of all the children’s books there, not enough of them were representative of my son or any of the Black children I knew.


Learn more about Just Like Me Box HERE.

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