Diverse Monthly Book Box, highlighting writers of color, without a subscription!

Every month choose from a diverse lineup of books by BIPOC writers, including a variety of Adult, Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Children's titles in Hardcover or Paperback. Learn more.

Classic Box includes book(s) of your choice carefully wrapped in an adorable custom box with a Tuma bookmark, pen, and pencil, special themed gifts (cute/ quirky stickers, pins, note-tags, etc.) that vary monthly, words of affirmation card, and personalized note.

Minimalist Box includes your book(s) of choice giftwrapped with monthly words of affirmation card, personalized note, pencil, and bookmark.

Save 10% on Add-On pricing with purchase of Classic or Minimalist BOTM.

Special Add-on gifts or Used Books can also be added onto any BOTM box.

**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.

About Tuma:

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.

Looking for a specific book?

If you're looking for a non-BOTM title, I can help you! Submit a special book order request and I'll take it from there.

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Surprise or Blind Book of the Month; Buy Blind Book; Shop Surprise Book
JUNE BOTM: Pride by Ibi Zoboi (YA/Romantic Classic with a Twist) - Hardcover & Paperback-BOTM-Tuma's Books And Things
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JUNE BOTM: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (YA/Poetry/Novel-in-Verse) - Hardcover-BOTM-Tuma's Books And Things
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JUNE BOTM: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (YA/Poetry/Memoir) - Hardcover & Paperback-BOTM-Tuma's Books And Things
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July BOTM: Legend of Orisha Series- Children of Blood and Bone/Children of Virtue and Vengeance (YA/Fantasy/Series) - Hardcover-BOTM-Tuma's Books And Things
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July BOTM: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (Nonfiction/Memoir) - Hardcover & Paperback-BOTM-Tuma's Books And Things
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AUG. BOTM : A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Literary Fiction) - Hardcover & Paperback-BOTM-Tuma's Books And Things
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Dec. BOTM: Sal & Gabi Series by Carlos Hernandez (Middle Grade/Fantasy&Sci-fi) - Hardcover-Tuma's Books And Things
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Dec. BOTM: The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali, and Hatem Aly (Illustrator) (Children's Hardcover Picture Book)-Tuma's Books And Things
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Dec. BOTM: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhhà Lai (Middle Grade/Poetry)- Paperback/Hardcover-Tuma's Books And Things
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Dec. BOTM: Love from A to Z by S K Ali (YA/Romance) - Hardcover-Tuma's Books And Things
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Book Rant/Review: Persepolis 1 & 2 by Marjane Satrapi

Book Rant/Review: Persepolis 1 & 2 by Marjane Satrapi

Read my review of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, a wonderful graphic novel about a young woman growing up during Iran's turbulent years of war & conflict.
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Newish Jan/Feb Releases by Black Writers

Newish Jan/Feb Releases by Black Writers

Here are some recent publications by Black Writers released in January and February 2021.
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Educator Book Recs #1: Black Writers

Diversify your reading curriculum or classroom library with suggested titles from my February Books, all by black writers in celebration of Black History Month.
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