Thursday, July 18, 2024

Minority Business Highlight: Big Mamma’s House Books

Founded by author and educator Dr. LaWanda Jobe in 2018, Big Mamma’s House Books is an urban children’s book company based in Indianapolis. 

Big Mamma’s House Books focuses on producing high-quality, educational literature for children of color, featuring diverse characters and adventures that teach life lessons in a way to enhance self-esteem, literacy and reading comprehension.

Inspired by Dr. Seuss books as a kid, Jobe said she wanted to create a similar style of rhyming through her stories featuring diverse characters that children of color could see themselves in and learn from.

In total, Jobe has written and published approximately 15 books through her publishing company, including “Big Mamma’s House,” “I Can’t Wait,” “Yum Yum Bubble Gum!” and “The Tallest!”

Big Mamma’s House Books currently operates as an online publishing company. Books can be purchased on the website or found at the Indianapolis Public Library, Greenwood Public Library Ujamaa Bookstore, the Edna Martin Christian Center and more.

For more information, visit to get in contact, call 877-442-4462 or email

This minority business highlight was composed by CHLOE McGOWAN at the Indianapolis Recorder, who can be reached at 317-762-7848 or via email at If you would like your business highlighted in the Indianapolis Minority Business Magazine, click here!

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