On a trip to New York this month I met Stacy Whitman, editorial director of Tu Books, a new imprint of Lee & Low Books that focuses on MG/YA mystery, science fiction, and fantasy books with multicultural themes and characters. The Tu Books logo features a Japanese-style floating lantern, and the name Tu comes from the Ainu word for “many” as well as the word for “you” in Spanish and other languages. As Stacy (above right) builds Tu Books, she hopes to become known for publishing books in English translation, including titles translated from Japanese. I enjoyed talking with her over frozen custard in Madison Square Park. Wishing Tu well, Stacy!
Shakes with Stacy Whitman of Tu Books