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Who is Shanel Hudson?

Shanel Hudson, the founder of Moor Power Publishing, was raised in South Los Angeles and holds degrees from The University of California, Los Angeles, and The University of California, Berkeley, where she obtained an advanced degree in Education. After six years of teaching elementary school, Shanel recognized the limited representation of Black history in children's books and felt compelled to take action.

She founded Moor Power Publishing with a mission to promote literacy amongst youth and the world at large. Shanel's personal experience with the effects of the lack of literacy rates inspired her to create a series of biographical picture storybooks that highlight the hidden history of Black people worldwide, and help young readers develop positive identities. At Moor Power Publishing, Shanel is committed to creating books that represent and empower Black youth.