Mijha Godfrey is a former affordable housing developer, lawyer and founder of Jambo Books. Jambo, which means both “hello” and “welcome” in Swahili, is a book subscription service for children aged 0 – 13 where all the books feature lead characters who are children of color. The stories in Jambo Books focus on the beauty of childhood, the joys of friendship and family, the thrill of new adventures, the wonderful tapestry that is the life of a child of color.
Mijha is passionate about helping parents raise children who won’t need to be taught how to tolerate people who are different from themselves because they will expect and enjoy healthy inclusion. Jambo Book Club members will recognize the same humanity in those who may not share their experiences, that they see in those who do.
Mijha lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and three children.
October 14th, 2020 | 38 mins 16 secs
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Jambo Book Club sends members 2-3 age-appropriate books each month that feature children of color as the stars of their own stories.