Lee & Low Books, an independent children’s book publisher specializing in diversity, has now acquired Tu Publishing, which was founded by Stacy Whitman in the fall of 2009. The new imprint, Tu Books, will publish multicultural Middle Grade, YA fantasy and science fiction. See the official press release here.
“This is a natural fit for us,” says LEE & LOW publisher Jason Low. “Our customers have been asking us for years to publish stories for older readers. Tu represents an excellent way for us to bring diversity to a whole new audience.”
The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers. Our flagship initiative is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by African Americans.
You can read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.