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Tamara Shiloh

Author / Educator / Speaker / Entrepreneur

Just Imagine KidZ

Tamara is an author, speaker and entrepreneur. She is rewriting and updating her children’s book series. The seven-book series Just Imagine…What If There Were No Black People in the World? about African American inventors, scientists and other notable African Americans in history. The first two books in the series Jaxon’s Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists and Jaxon and Kevin’s Black History Trip Downtown are published. She has also created companion books which include a coloring book, activity book and Jaxon's Journal to accompany the first book in the series. She’s written a picture book, Cameron Teaches Black History, for Scholastic. 

The other books in the series are (3) Women Inventors and Scientists (4) Jaxon Meets Black Cowboys from the Old West and (5) Jaxon’s Black History Trip to NASA (6) African American Artists, Sculptures and Other Arts and (7) African American Composers, Classical and Concert Musicians and Opera Singers. are forthcoming.  

She presently writes the weekly Black History column for the Post Newspaper; she’s written articles for the Richmond Pulse and recorded 2-minute Black History vignettes for the gospel station KDYA.  She also writes a weekly eblast of regarding multicultural books and historical information. Her podcast Once Upon a Time in Black History also launched this year. 

Tamara speaks on the importance of teaching Black History all year, including engagements as keynote speaker for the Las Vegas NAACP, Chevron’s Black History Month program, the Tuskegee Airmen Corporation’s 32nd Annual dinner in Denver; and speaking engagements with the El Cerrito NAACP, various Rotary groups, Richmond Kiwanis Clubs, Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, and various other organizations and schools. 

Her non-profit, Just Imagine KidZ offers a Black History Professional Development Class that provides educators with the tools to incorporate Black History into lesson plans and curriculum all year – supplying resources, examples, samples and lesson plans. Her non-profit also provides a Black History Literacy/Podcast class for after school and summer programs. 


She is the owner of the Multicultural Children’s Bookstore in Richmond, CA and partner with the Multicultural Bookstore Las Vegas. The bookstores focuses on books of many cultures and genres including African American, Latino, Asian/South Asian, Native American, , as well as Biracial, Disability, Diversity and LGBTQI, Social Justice, STEM Teen/Adult, Babies, Graphic Novels and Black History books.  


Affiliations: Bay Area Girls Club (Advisory board), Youth Service Bureau (Board), Rotary (member previous board member), Kiwanis (member), Richmond Chamber (Board), BAIPA (member previous board), EduGlobal Las Vegas (Board), Friends of Richmond Library (Board, and Tandem. 




Twitter @ tamarashiloh102;  

Instagram: mcb_bookstore 



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