Protesting Injustice Then and Now

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, offers some thoughts and resources for how to teach and talk about protest, race, and current events.

Choosing the World Our Students Read

In a guest post, Emily Chiariello discusses Teaching Tolerance’s new curriculum tool, “Project Appendix D,” that empowers educators to identify texts that both meet the demands of the Common Core Standards and reflect the world in which our students live.

Cover Reveal: Ink and Ashes 

Cover reveal for INK AND ASHES by Valynne E. Maetani, Tu Books’ first New Visions Award winner.

The Problem with Ethnic Heritage Months

While we can generate a recommended reading list just as well as the next publisher, the problem we find with Native American Heritage Month is that it puts Native American books—and people—in a box. The observance month can easily lead to the bad habit of featuring these books and culture for one month out of the entire year.

Books to Celebrate and Teach about Adoption

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, recommends 4 picture books about adoption or with characters who have been adopted and shares additional resources teachers and parents can use to celebrate and teach about adoption with young readers.

Out Today: Rose Eagle

Tu Books is excited to announce the release of its first e-novella: ROSE EAGLE, prequel to the award-winning KILLER OF ENEMIES.

Big News in Diversity: Big Hero 6 Tops Box Office

We celebrate a big win for diversity this week as Big Hero 6 beats out Interstellar at the box office, proving that diversity sells.

Native American Heritage Month: 10 Children’s Books By Native Writers

A list of 10 recommended books by Native American writers for Native American Heritage Month.

Illustrator Frank Morrison takes us behind the art of Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Illustrator Frank Morrison takes us behind the scenes for the art from LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE

Recap: Horn Book’s Mind the Gaps Colloquium at Simmons College

The panel I participated in was called Publishing for the Gaps. The other panelists were Arthur Levine, publisher of Arthur A. Levine Books at Scholastic but more famously known for bringing Harry Potter to the United States, and Ginee Seo, children’s book director of Chronicle Books. The moderator was Roger Sutton.

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