Is My Character “Black Enough”? Advice on Writing Cross-Culturally

Tu Books Publisher and Editorial Director Stacy Whitman shares advice on writing cross-culturally for an author who wonders, “Is my character black enough?”

Lulu Delacre on Transitioning from Illustrator to Author

Lulu Delacre, author and illustrator of How Far Do You Love Me, shares tips on transitioning from illustrator to author.

Advice for New Writers from our New Voices Award Winners

Advice for new writers from winners of our New Voices Award writing contest.

How to Write Humor for Young Readers

Author Kimberly Pauley shares tips on how to write humor well.

8 Helpful Links for Aspiring Picture Book Authors

Happy NaPiBoWriWee! Here are a few hand-picked resources for aspiring picture book authors.

Growing Up without Books: Discovering DeShawn

Guest blogger, author/poet Tony Medina talks about growing up in the projects without books and later as an author witnessing the true power of connecting multicultural books with children of color.

Tu Books Announces Winner of First Annual New Visions Contest for Writers of Color

[from the press release] New York, NY—April 11, 2013—Tu Books, the science fiction, fantasy, and mystery imprint of respected multicultural children’s publisher LEE & LOW BOOKS, is thrilled to announce that author Valynne Maetani has won its first annual New Visions Award for her young adult mystery novel, Remnants of the Rising Sun. The New […]

How to Plot a Trilogy: Five Tips for Writing Trilogies

Karen Sandler, author of the YA science fiction trilogy TANKBORN, shares five tips for how to write a trilogy.

How to Plot a Trilogy Part I: The Trouble With Trilogies

Author Karen Sandler shares advice for authors on how to plot a science fiction trilogy.

How to Plan a Successful Book Launch: Storytelling and Activity Ideas

Tips for authors and illustrators on how to plan storytelling and activities for bookstore appearances from author/illustrator Christy Hale.