Thirteen Scary YA Books: Diverse Edition

A list of thirteen YA horror novels, all featuring diverse characters or by diverse authors.

20 YA Novels for Thinking Adults: A Diverse List

We believe no one should be ashamed of their reading choices, and that there are lots of great YA novels that adults can enjoy. Here’s a list of 20 YA novels that made us think, perfect for recommending to your friends who may be new to YA.

Where’s the Diversity? The NY Times Top 10 Bestsellers List

As we near the end of the 2013, we enter the season when major newspapers and magazines release their “Best of [enter year] lists”. So naturally we were curious about the level of representation of authors of color in last year’s New York Times Top 10 Bestsellers list.

Cover Design 101: Killer of Enemies

In this post, Tu Books Editorial Director Stacy Whitman and designer Isaac Stewart chat about how they came up with the final cover concept for Joseph Bruchac’s Killer of Enemies.

Shana Mlawski’s Blog Tour: Being a writer/reviewer, writing about rape, & more

Author Shana Mlawski is participating in a blog tour from May 6-May 16. This is her schedule.

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 […]

Out TODAY: Awakening and Hammer of Witches!

Tu Books is excited to announce the release of our two new spring titles: AWAKENING by Karen Sandler, and HAMMER OF WITCHES, by Shana Mlawski.

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.

Meet Our New Visions Finalists, Part V: Diversity in Genre Fiction

New Visions Award writing contest finalists share their thoughts on diversity in science fiction and fantasy for young readers.