New Visions Award
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
Awakening 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 by Shana Mlawski
Fourteen-year-old bookmakerâs apprentice Baltasar, pursued by a secret witch-hunting arm of the Inquisition, joins Columbusâs expedition to escape and discovers secrets about his own past that his family had tried to keep hidden.
Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Fifteen-year-old Odilia and her younger sisters embark on a journey to return a dead man to his family in Mexico, and must outwit monsters and witches to make it back home again.
Diverse Energies by 11 speculative fiction authors
An anthology of short stories that presents a dystopian journey through alternate histories and projections of the future in which the world's diversity is reflected. Includes stories by Paolo Bacigalupi, Ursula K. Le Guin, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, Daniel H. Wilson, and more.
Spring 2012 Releases: Cat Girl's Day Off, Vodník.
2011 Releases: Wolf Mark, Tankborn, and Galaxy Games
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.