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Tu Books
Fantasy and science fiction, mystery and historical fiction—these genres draw in readers like no other.

2013 Releases

Killer of Enemies coverKiller of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac
In a world that has barely survived an apocalypse that leaves it with pre-twentieth century technology, Lozen is a monster hunter for four tyrants who are holding her family hostage.

The Monster in the Mudball coverThe Monster in the Mudball by S.P. Gates
When Jin's little brother is kidnapped by the monster Zilombo, Jin teams up with Chief Inspector of Ancient Artifacts Mizz Z on the streets of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England to find him and defeat the monster.

Awakening coverAwakening by Karen Sandler
In this sequel to Tankborn, fifteen-year-old Kayla travels on Kinship business, collecting information to further the cause of GEN freedom. Now she must save GENs from a deadly virus before she can focus on freeing them from slavery.

Hammer of Witches coverHammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski
Fourteen-year-old bookmaker’s apprentice Baltasar, pursued by a secret witch-hunting arm of the Inquisition, joins Columbus's expedition to escape and discovers secrets about his own past that his family had tried to keep hidden.

2012 Releases: Cat Girl's Day Off, Vodník, Diverse Energies, Summer of the Mariposas

2011 Releases: Wolf Mark, Tankborn, and Galaxy Games

New Visions Award

New Visions Award Winner seal New Visions Award Honor seal
The NEW VISIONS AWARD will be given for a middle grade or young adult fantasy, science fiction, or mystery novel by a writer of color. Read more

About Tu Books

Fantasy, science fiction, and mystery: these genres draw in young readers like no other. Yet in these genres that readers of color might feel most like outsiders, given that such a large percentage features white characters (when they feature human characters). It is the goal of Tu Books to publish genre books for children and young adults that fill this gap in the market—and more importantly, this gap in serving our readers. By focusing on diverse settings and characters in fantastic stories, we also open up worlds to all readers.

The word "tu" means "you" in many languages, and in Ainu (the language of Japan's native people), it means "many." Tu Books is dedicated to publishing fantasy, science fiction, and mystery for children and young adults inspired by many cultures from around the world, to reach the "you" in each reader.

The best way to encourage a love of reading is to provide stories that all readers can identify with. Books can be both a mirror and a window to other worlds for readers. Tu Books hopes that by publishing books for children that feature multicultural characters and settings inspired by the world's many non-Western cultures, we can offer a mirror to some, and open a window to many.

A word about Tu Books from Author Joseph Bruchac.

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