Coming Soon: Tu Books!

We are THRILLED, thrilled I say, to unveil the covers of our first three Tu Books! Tu Books is our newest imprint and will be publishing multicultural middle grade and young adult science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. We now introduce our Fall 2011 launch list—drumroll, please:

Tankborn, by Karen Sandler

Tankborn coverBest friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated when the time comes for their Assignments. They are GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans, and in their strict caste system, GENs are at the bottom rung of society. High-status trueborns and working-class lowborns, born naturally of a mother, are free to choose their own lives. But GENs are gestated in a tank, sequestered in slums, and sent to work as slaves as soon as they reach age fifteen.

When Kayla is Assigned to care for Zul Manel, the patriarch of a trueborn family, she finds a host of secrets and surprises—not least of which is her unexpected friendship with Zul’s great-grandson. Meanwhile, the children that Mishalla is Assigned to care for are being stolen in the middle of the night. With the help of an intriguing lowborn boy, Mishalla begins to suspect that something horrible is happening to them.

After weeks of toiling in their Assignments, mystifying circumstances enable Kayla and Mishalla to reunite. Together they hatch a plan with their new friends to save the children who are disappearing. Yet can GENs really trust humans? Both girls must put their lives and hearts at risk to crack open a sinister conspiracy, one that may reveal secrets no one is ready to face.

Wolf Mark, by Joseph Bruchac

Wolf Mark coverLuke King knows a lot of things. Like four different ways to disarm an enemy before the attacker can take a breath. Like every detail of every book he’s ever read. And Luke knows enough—just enough—about what his father does as a black ops infiltrator to know which questions not to ask. Like why does his family move around so much?

Luke just hopes that this time his family is settled for a while. He’ll finally be able to have a normal life. He’ll be able to ask the girl he likes to take a ride with him on his motorcycle. He’ll hang out with his friends. He’ll be invisible—just as he wants.

But when his dad goes missing, Luke realizes that life will always be different for him. Suddenly he must avoid the kidnappers looking to use him as leverage against his father, while at the same time evading the attention of the school’s mysterious elite clique of Russian hipsters, who seem much too interested in Luke’s own personal secret. Faced with multiple challenges and his emerging paranormal identity, Luke must decide who to trust as he creates his own destiny.

Galaxy Games: The Challengers, by Greg R. Fishbone

Galaxy Games coverThings are looking up for Tyler Sato (literally!) as he and his friends scan the night sky for a star named for him by his Tokyo cousins in honor of his eleventh birthday. Ordinary stars tend to stay in one place, but Ty’s seems to be streaking directly toward Earth at an alarming rate. Soon the whole world is talking about TY SATO, the doomsday asteroid, and life is turned upside down for Ty Sato, the boy, who would rather be playing hoops in his best friend’s driveway.

Meanwhile, aboard a silver spaceship heading for Earth, M’Frozza, a girl with three eyes and five nose holes, is on a secret mission. M’Frozza is the captain of planet Mrendaria’s Galaxy Games team, and she is desperate to save her world from a dishonorable performance in the biggest sporting event in the universe.

What will happen when Ty meets M’Frozza? Get ready for the most important event in human history—it’s off the backboard, around the rim, and out of this world!

We’ll have lots more on our upcoming Tu Books in the weeks to come, so stay tuned! And let us know: which Tu Books are you most excited about?


6 Comments

  1. Posted March 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Yay! Covers! Finally!

  2. Posted March 18, 2011 at 3:05 am | Permalink

    Hooray for covers! Tankborn sounds pretty interesting.

  3. Posted March 18, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Can I just say again that these covers are amazing? Who are the artists?

    Also, I already know who I’m going to give these books to. I’m very excited to be able to buy them this fall and give them to friends and family!

  4. Posted March 22, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Woot woot covers and lengthy summaries! Now I just need release dates so I can start counting down like crazy :D They all sound so good! Although I admit I’m most eager for Wolf Mark (sounds like spies and paranormal, sweet :)

  5. Posted March 31, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Wolf Mark is the one I would read first. Talk of disarming an enemy and Black Ops tipped the scale.

    Though these all sound great and lovin the covers.

  6. Posted May 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Wow. I so can’t wait to read these! Congrats — I know y’all have been working hard to make Tu books SPECTACULAR!


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  1. […] Tu Books, the imprint of Lee & Low devoted to multicultural MG & YA genre fiction that I’ve been all excited about revealed the covers for their first 3 books! […]

  2. […] We’ve got some exciting news over at the Lee & Low blog that you need to check out. […]

  3. […] Low’s new YA/MG imprint, Tu Books. Lee & Low announced the three launch books on their Open Books blog. You can check out the cover there, or hop on over to my website (where this blog also appears) for […]

  4. […] right, ARCs (Advance Reader’s Copies) of Tankborn and Galaxy Games: The Challengers (book one of the Galaxy Games series). Soon we’ll be getting Wolf Mark as well, to complete […]

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