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Tu Books, an imprint of @LEEandLOW , publishes diverse middle grade and YA books set at the point where imagination and real life collide.

New York, NY

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@stacylwhitman @justinaireland @tubooks two siblings leave Harlem after loosing their father to the war and discover a secret heritage

Thread, #MSWL . Hopefully an #ownvoices ! https://t.co/lDQwEjCBFO

Tu Books @tubooks · Sep 15

OH! ONE MORE THING: It's not just novels this year. We're also looking for graphic novel scripts. #NewVisionsAward #MSWL #ownvoices

Tu Books @tubooks · Sep 15

Looking at #StandingRock , I'd love to see contemporary MG or YA by NA author about kids among the water protectors, in their school. #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Sep 15

If you know American Indian writer of MG/YA novels, let them know about #NewVisionsAward . Pass on the news. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #ownvoices

MG/YA stories we'd like to see abt indigenous ppl: ALL OF THEM. Contemporary. Mystery. Urban. Rural. Suburban. Fantasy. SF. #ownvoices #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Sep 13

We are looking for MG & YA graphic novels & novels from unpubbed US-resident authors of color. https://t.co/nXjssaXRaD #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Sep 13

I am closed to new regular submissions until I catch up. However, enter #NewVisionsAward , authors of color https://t.co/nXjssaXRaD #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Sep 3

I'd love a MG novel abt African resistance to slavery eeking out a living here. So much potential here. https://t.co/whdCFwUIiX #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Jul 22

Today we are talking about Pingyang, army-mustering teenage military strategist who overthrew a tyrant in Imperial China. And we’re off!

Amazing. Someone, send it to me in form of a YA novel or graphic novel. https://t.co/oTACKkuOIb h/t @crashwong #MSWL #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Tu Books @tubooks · Jul 13

To sum up: who's writing that drum corps YA novel starring a POC filled w/ drum corps summer drama? I want to acquire it! #MSWL @DCI

Tu Books @tubooks · Jul 13

And drum corps is a VERY physical activity--there were days I marched 12-14 hrs in summer heat. I gained 20 lbs & lost 2 sizes. #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Jul 13

And then on personal level, you're in VERY close quarters w/ people very different from you for several months, all working on music #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Jul 13

And all leading up to the big shebang: do we qualify at Drum Corps International? #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Jul 13

Drum corps summers have an excellent plot structure: how does a kid raise money for it? Finally off on tour. Prep for competitions. #mswl

Tu Books @tubooks · Jul 13

The idea of corps as a perfect place for a YA novel has been at the back of my mind for a long time. #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Jul 13

In corps I made my first friends who were from backgrounds completely different from mine: a Muslim girl, an Iranian Jewish girl #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Jul 13

Just one example of a high-class corps that's still marching today--the @scvanguard : https://t.co/Yi5JzQ9aAa #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Jul 13

We see YA books in performing arts schools, ballet companies, high school band (not as much on that last) but never corps. #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Jul 13

I elaborated on how awesome & diverse drum corps is/can be & perfect setting for a YA novel, but Twitter died & lost tweets. Later. #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Jul 13

The summer after high school I marched drum corps. I've never seen a YA novel that approached the subject. #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Jul 13

This is what I did on my vacation. Which gives me #MSWL thoughts. https://t.co/PZSUXnAXXj