An authentic BackPax audiojourney for kids 8+ (grades 4-8).  Follow the  trail of Mexican culture  from ancient to modern times at Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) in a city built in the middle of a lake.  

30-minute downloadable MP3



KRIK KRAK! Trinidad & Tobago

An authentic BackPax audiojourney for kids 8+ (grades 3-6).    Share the music, the storytelling, and fun of Trinidad carnival!  Lend-hand at sea,  Hear from a pen-pal.  Recorded on-location in Trinidad & Tobago.  

30-minute downloadable MP3




Featured selections

STEAL AWAY: select format

Truth be told, Black people have long had REAL LIFE super-heroes -- but, in IMAX 3D?!  Black Panther: this movie's got a lot worth talking (and thinking) about.  Check it out:

​BBC: Why Marvel's Black Panther is no ordinary superhero movie.

NY TIMES: ‘Black Panther’ Shakes Up Marvel With Feeling and Flair

​THEROOT.COM: Marvel Made a Black Panther Movie; Reginald Hudlin Put the ‘Black’ in Panther

TIME: The Revolutionary
Power Of Black Panther

this month's featured artist: Hale Woodruff

​Dear Friends, Fellow Parents and Educators,

Welcome to the wonderful world of BackPax. ​​  Over the years – via our books, audios, games, and clubs, we’ve taken A Journey to the Moon...and Beyond in cooperation with NASA.  In Krik Krak!, we’ve celebrated carnival in Trinidad.  Our club members have sailed the historic replica schooner, Amistad America, and walked in ancient Egyptian footsteps at the Temple of Dendur (now on permanent exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City).

We’re on a mission to inform, inspire, and empower ‘adventurous young minds’™ ages 8-13.  BackPax engages kids in history and culture through travel and adventure.  From Michigan to Martinique and Malawi;  Harlem to Haiti; from here to Timbuktu.

Sample our audios here and upcoming articles here

Explore. Discover. Create.  It’s amazing what happens when adventurous young minds are free to roam. We’re putting wondrous worlds in the palm of your child’s hand.  That’s what BackPax is all about – creating safe spaces where children:
*    dare to dream
*    learn the art of possibility and productive risk-taking
*    build self-confidence
*    sharpen critical thinking skills
*    enjoy discovery and self-discovery.

In keeping with our mission,  for 2018, we're giving special focus to the  global Black experience during this UN-declared "International Decade for People of African Descent: Recognition, Justice, Development." We think you'll be delighted to share this amazing saga with the young people in your lives.

BackPax, our name means a lot.  For travel and adventure, think of a backpack . . . For a commitment to children and their world, think pax, Latin for peace. 

Janus Adams

* Harambee, a KiSwahili chant, means "let's all pull together!"​

STEAL AWAY: Escape to Freedom on the Underground Railroad

An authentic BackPax experience for kids 8+ (grades 4-8).  History comes to life with this inspired board game, book, and audio set. 

Do you have what it takes to escape to freedom aboard the Underground Railroad and then help rescue others?  

Board game, book & audio set available for home, school, and library use.


$49.95 & up  


In 1939 Atlanta-based artist Hale Woodruff painted a series of murals for Talladega College, one of the oldest HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities) in the United States.  Three murals commemorate the centennial of the historic Amistad Revolt of 1839. Three more celebrate the building of Talladega’s Savery Library.  Now, these six murals – restored by the High Museum of Art - are back home  and on exhibit at Talladega.

At 11, Marley Dias was tired of having to always read books about “White boys and dogs.” Her #1000BlackGirlBooks  campaign changed the world--donating books featuring Black girls to schools.  Now 13, she's a Forbes "30 under 30"  and her own book about activism, believing in yourself, and changing the world! is just out: Marley Dias Gets It Done - And So Can You!  Check it out.