Category Archives: DiYA

Cover Design 101: Drift

The cover reveal for Drift, our new YA high fantasy story coming in May!

Cover Design 101: Rebellion (Book 3 in the Tankborn trilogy)

In this Cover Design 101 post, Tu Books Publisher Stacy Whitman shares the process of creating the cover of Rebellion (Book 3 in the Tankborn trilogy)

Whitewashing Book Covers: What Do Kids Think? Part I

In my first year as Children’s Librarian at Bank Street, I worked with two teachers on a project that allowed sixth-graders to explore implicit and explicit biases in publishing. Using book covers as a starting point for discussion, we engaged in conversations about identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, body image, class, and ability as they relate to books and beyond.

Cultural Travels in Korea

Tu Books publisher Stacy Whitman documents her trip to South Korea.

DiYA March: New Diverse Middle Grade and YA Novels

Last month we announced that we’d be taking over Diversity in YA‘s roundups of new diverse middle grade and young adult books coming out each month, started by authors Cindy Pon and Malinda Lo. Using the DiYA definition, we define diversity for the purpose of this roundup as: (1) main characters or major secondary characters […]

Announcing Our first DiYA Monthly Book Roundup!

Some of you may be familiar with Diversity in YA (DiYA), a lovely project started last year by authors Cindy Pon and Malinda Lo to bring more attention to diversity in children’s literature. During the year-long DiYA project, Cindy and Malinda were kind enough to do a roundup each month of new titles coming out […]

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