Representation Matters! Read Diversely.

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Tuma's Books is a NYC-based online bookstore that specializes in diverse, multicultural literature for all ages.

We offer a unique, carefully curated selection of books that authentically honor the identities, heritages, and lived experiences of people who have been historically underrepresented in literature.

We believe there's so much to learn about ourselves and others by reading diverse books.

Thank you for being here and we look forward to helping you discover new, great reads!

Why Choose Tuma's Books?

Good morning!! I just wanted to express, that your work is enriching lives, and I am so grateful to have found you. I had always given poetry a shrug, simply because the poetry we read in school was always so... not up my alley. And then I received your March book club (Poukahangatus) along with a surprise book, (Corazon) and I have found a new found love for poetry, and see that I may have just been looking in the wrong places this entire time. Those two poetry books resonated with me so much, I am now expanding my collection, and found Velvet Dragonflies by Billy Chapata. I am already so in love with this book, and I have you to thank for that. So thank you, thank you for doing what you do each and every day, because truly, it does make a difference. May you have a lovely rest of your day :)

~ Lyn (Las Vegas, Nevada)

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About Us

  • BIPOC & Woman-Owned

    The founder of Tuma's Books, Fatuma Hydara, is a Black, Muslim, First Generation, Gambian-American Woman committed to diverse reading and equity. She's also a full-time educator and has been teaching English for 10 years.

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  • A Highly Curated Selection of BIPOC Titles

    We offer a highly intentional selection of culturally diverse and inclusive books primarily by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) authors for all readers.

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  • NYC-Based Literacy Advocate

    We support literacy initiatives and increase access to BIPOC books in communities of color through our free diverse book program, events, and book drives/fairs.

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