Gift Box Feature Tag

Gift Box Feature 4 – Jambo Books (Georgia)

Jambo Books founder Mijha Godfrey

Back in 2019 I was contacted by the founder of Jambo Books, Mijha Godfrey to license some of my illustration for her incredible book box which has been featured on HuffPost, CNN, NBC, and LA Parent. I created the image for a series of posters featuring Black and Brown folks reading to children. or kids reading to themselves. 

Original print
She then applied the same illustration to the Jambo Book Box which features a different artist regularly! Cool, no?
Photo by Jambo Books
One of the things I always tell parents who are looking for diverse books is to visit their local library or. Bipoc owned bookstore to find gems. But so many folks don’t live near a library or bookstore. Or it’s a mission to get there. Book boxes are a great way to solve that problem by getting books for you little ones shipped directly to your door. 
Listen to Mijha talk about what her company does!

If you’re a gift/book box owner and would like to get some of my merch, books, or illustration in your box give me a holler. Did you catch any of the other posts about the book box companies that featured my books, art, or merch? 

Here they are: Booklandia (Portugal)

Gift Box Feature 3 – Booklandia (Portugal)

 

BIG shout out to Maceo who is the founder and owner of Booklandia the first Gift/Subscription Box to give my book “Furqan’s First Flat Top” a shot. When I first debuted as a kids book illustrator and author Maceo almost immediately started carrying my book, other books I’d worked on, name plates I’d made, etc and she even licensed work from me to make coloring sheets.
If you’re not hip to her business it is one of the first bilingual and Spanish language subscription book boxes in the US (She now lives in Portugal). They carry books for children from newborns to middle grade kids. Not just that, she searches for books that reflect the diversity of Latinos (all colors). 
If you’re new to this, I’m sharing some of the amazing small businesses that have featured my books, merchandise, or artwork in their subscription book boxes. Booklandia is not only a gift box, it’s also a pop up bookstore that has filled a need in the kidlit world. Please go support the biz by purchasing books (physical or audio).

LINK: Booklandia Books

Dig this? Check out the last giftbox feature: Los Amigos Books (Chicago)

Gift Box Feature 2- Los Amigos Books (Chicago)

Continuing with this series shouting out some of the companies that have shown me love, here is another Gift/Book box that has featured some of my stuff in it. “Los Amigos Books” which is a family and Latina owned business based out of Chicago. They sell books and book subscriptions that specifically focuses on Spanish and bilingual children’s books! They started as a pop up shop and they now have a booming online store and a brick and mortar storefront in Chicago. 
This an image from one of their subscription based book boxes featuring some of my book marks and stickers alongside some great books for ages 7-9. More info here
This is a shot of their Instagram which shows the grand opening of their shop in the Berwyn neighborhood of Chicago. Pull up on them if you’re in the area. If not, get books for your kids, classroom, or friends online. Thank you to owner Laura for including my work in these beautiful boxes!

If you’re a gift/book box owner, or you have a store (online/brick and mortar) and would like to get some of my merch into your store give me a holler. Did you catch the post about the last book box that featured my merch? Here it is: Get The Bag 

Gift Box feature 1- Get The Bag! (Ohio)

 

Gloria Ware, founder and owner of “Get the Bag” has been ordering stickers from me to include in her gift boxes to corporate teams for over a year now and I wanted to give her a shout out. There have been several companies who’ve included my products or books in gift boxes and I’m going to start featuring some of them as a way to promote them, and to share another way of getting revenue for young artists.

Besides sending out gift boxes Gloria Ware (Based in Cleveland Ohio) runs Get the Bag which lifts up Black female founders of start ups and small businesses by:
-Giving them access to multiple forms of capital
-Providing content and curriculum for business knowledge
-Helping to promote their businesses
Gloria has a background in banking, philanthropy, small businesses, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. You can listen to an interview with here (link).
Please support Gloria’s business by following her via newsletter, social media, and by sharing her resources with Black female founders whether their business be in tech, hair products, fitness, financial, automotive , food, or engineering. 
Want to see the product she featured in her corporate gift box? Check it out HERE.

Did you catch my post about how I made it to 1000 sales on Etsy? Check it out here