Tu Books

@tubooks

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

Tu Books

Tu Books @tubooks · 4w

one in every four cowboys was believed to be a Black man released from slavery, despite the stories told in popular… https://t.co/gMUsqF3rMg

FYI: this is a YA #MSWL . Historical fiction covering little-known history like this is vital for bringing this know… https://t.co/Zfa2s91xWy

Tu Books @tubooks · Mar 2

If this is true, make it a YA and it's on my #MSWL . https://t.co/urJ1WkfrGB

Tu Books @tubooks · Feb 22

We'd love to see Native & Muslim Nimonas, Marches, That One Summers in our inbox. #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Feb 22

For example, we love what @arigonstarr & Theo Tso are doing w/ Super Indian & Captain Paiute respectively. Seeking full-length GNs. #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Feb 22

We're also actively looking for graphic novels for young readers (MG/YA) starring Native & Muslim characters. #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Feb 22

.@CCBCwisc doesn't break down Muslim representation or Middle Eastern origin representation (some included in Asian?) but>

<that's also on our #MSWL --MG/YA starring Muslim characters from any culture, and/or Middle Eastern origin (not synonymous).

Tu Books @tubooks · Feb 22

The numbers for Native American/First Nations are dismal, as well. Our #MSWL includes MG & YA contemporary & SFF by/abt indigenous ppl.

Tu Books @tubooks · Feb 9

Contemporary realism is welcome too with those strong hooks. #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Feb 9

In general, we love MG & YA SFF, mystery & historical fiction that grabs readers & hooks teachers & librarians handing them the books. #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Feb 9

For illustrators, we'd like to see solid portfolios that show your graphic novel/comic chops in long form. https://t.co/knGahLTHP3 #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Feb 9

For writers, we'd like to see graphic novel scripts. Guidelines here: https://t.co/7zjL7uSWJx #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Feb 9

Also, #fuse8 has pointed out the dearth of black boys in MG. Let us see more black boy heroes! #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Feb 9

Agents looking for #shepersisted mss in MG: send those to us if they're diverse fiction! Authors, write it! #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Feb 9

Specifics of what we're looking for: MORE MG. Particularly complex diverse MG of all genres w/ literary/curricular connections. #MSWL

Tu Books @tubooks · Feb 9

We look for both #ownvoices & cross-cultural writers. Sensitivity readers help bridge the non-#ownvoices gap. #mswl

Tu Books @tubooks · Feb 9

Quick: someone make a tv show or movie about black magicians in the 20s https://t.co/pMAjGTOMBk

Would love this as a book too. #MSWL https://t.co/DhZGxG3jVb

Tu Books @tubooks · Dec 30

@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