How Moms Shape the World
Inspired by her viral TED Talk of the same title, New York Times bestselling author Anna Malaika Tubbs shares the riveting stories of Alberta King, Louise Little, and Berdis Baldwin (the mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin), and offers profound insights about the impact mothers have on the lives of their children, what is lost through the erasure of Black women in history, and actionable takeaways for how we can better support mothers today.
Telling Your Story Because Others Won't
New York Times bestselling author, sociologist, and advocate Anna Malaika Tubbs is a leading researcher on topics of gender and race in the U.S., especially as these relate to the erasure of Black women. Through her work as a sociologist and an advocate, she offers powerful insights about the value of telling your own story, and elevating the stories of those who are systemically marginalized, will lead to a more equitable and inclusive world.
We Are Not the Same and That's a Good Thing
Sociologist and New York Times bestselling author Anna Malaika Tubbs is a highly sought-after consultant for companies and organizations looking to cultivate meaningful DEI work, because of her focus on issues of race, gender, and intersectionality. Author of the NYT bestseller The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation, Tubbs offers impactful takeaways about the value of recognizing our differences, so that we can build more just and equitable relationships, communities, and workplaces.
Anna Malaika Tubbs powerful debut book, ‘The Three Mothers’, is changing the way we understand history
Ground-breaking sociologist ANNA MALAIKA TUBBS’ debut book, The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation, was a New York Times bestseller, and has received countless accolades: a New York Times Editors’ Choice, an Amazon Editor’s Choice, appearing on many ‘best of’ lists including Fortune, Ms. Magazine, and more. Tubbs shares the riveting stories of Alberta King, Louise Little, and Berdis Baldwin (the mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin) in a celebration of Black motherhood, focusing on the women who raised and shaped some of America’s most pivotal heroes. These three mothers taught resistance and a fundamental belief in the worth of Black people to their sons, even when these beliefs flew in the face of America’s racist practices and led to ramifications for all three families’ safety. The fight for equal justice and dignity came above all else for the three mothers.
Tubbs has been featured in the LA Times, Romper, Publisher's Weekly New Book Deals, Ms. Magazine, and has appeared on Good Morning America, MSNBC, CBS, C-Span, NPR, and more, discussing her impactful and essential book, which has received significant critical acclaim. As Ibram X. Kendi, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist, describes: "Tubbs' connection to these women is palpable on the page ― as both a mother and a scholar of the impact Black motherhood has had on America. Through Tubbs' writing, Berdis, Alberta, and Louise's stories sing. Theirs is a history forgotten that begs to be told, and Tubbs tells it brilliantly."
Dr. Anna Malaika Tubbs holds a Ph.D in Sociology and Masters in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge in addition to a Bachelors in Anthropology from Stanford University. Anna’s research, writing, and talks are centered on gender and race issues in the U.S., especially as these relate to the erasure of Black women.
Anna’s debut book, The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation is a New York Times Bestseller as well as a New York Times Editor’s Choice and an Amazon Editor’s Pick.
Anna was also previously the First Partner of Stockton. In her role, she co-authored the “Report on the Status of Women in Stockton” to help guide future policy decisions with the experiences of diverse women in mind. As a result of her work while in Stockton she was named one of six pivotal powerbrokers in the Bay Area by San Francisco Magazine in 2019.She's published articles on topics ranging from the importance of inclusivity and feminism to addressing the unique burden Black mothers carry in the U.S. for Time Magazine, New York Magazine, The Guardian, CNN, Motherly, Blavity, Huffington Post, Darling Magazine, and For Harriet.
Her recent TED talk, How Mothers Shape the World, has already garnered over 49,000 views.