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.

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.

Surprise or Blind Book of the Month; Buy Blind Book; Shop Surprise Book

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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.

Tuma's Book Rant: Review of Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun by Aidaro, Vol. 1-2 (Manga)

Tuma's Book Rant: Review of Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun by Aidaro, Vol. 1-2 (Manga)

Quick Take: I recommend Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun if you enjoy manga/anime, potential budding romance, and ghost stories. Read my full review.
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Tuma's Book Rants: Review of Teen Titan Raven and Beast Boy by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo

Tuma's Book Rants: Review of Teen Titan Raven and Beast Boy by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo

Recommend if you like/interested in Teen Titans, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, close friendship/family stories, and diverse characters. And don't mind a lil cliche and obvious tropes. Read full review.
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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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