Welcome to Tuma's Books and Things!
DIVERSITY, CONNECTION, JOY!
Your choice of an awesome book by a writer of color + cute gifts + personalized note in an adorable custom box. Book options include a variety of Adult, Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Children's titles in Hardcover or Paperback. Learn more.
January Book of The Month selections are now available. This month's picks highlight diverse books to inspire you for the new year! Grab deluxe version for additional special gifts (book-shaped soap and mini soy candle).
Diverse Monthly Book Box, highlighting writers of color. #NoSubscription
Every month choose from a diverse lineup of books by BIPOC writers.
Classic Box includes book(s) of your choice carefully wrapped in an adorable custom box with bookmark, pen, pencil, other small gifts (cute/ quirky stickers, pins, note-tags, etc.), words of affirmation card, and personalized notes.
Deluxe Box includes everything in Classic Box, plus special gifts by creators of color, such as stunning bookmarks, candles, soap, postcards, etc.
Minimalist Box includes your book(s) of choice giftwrapped with words of affirmation card, personalized note, pencil, and bookmark.
**Gifts change slightly every month based on supply and new theme every season. See BOTM page for details.
To further personalize your box, leave a checkout note with a list of things you love.
Too many titles to choose from?
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My name is Fatuma Hydara and I am an 8th grade English teacher by day and a reader-entrepreneur by night. I've always been book-obsessed. As a child, I hid under my covers with a flashlight reading late into the night. Growing up, books and stories were gateways into worlds and experiences that were so different from my own as the oldest daughter of West African, Muslim immigrants, living in The Bronx, NY. Read the rest of my story here.
If books and reading is your life, if you enjoy simple pleasures, and if you're young at heart, then this is your home. Thank you for joining me in my journey. Read the rest of my mission/vision here.