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Small Presses Owned/Operated by People of Color and First/Native Nations

Creating Books for Children and Teens

Compiled by the Cooperative Children's Book Center

Last Updated: September, 2018

This is a listing of active small-press publishers or producers of multicultural materials for children and teens. Most are owned and operated by people of color or First/Native Nations. If you know of a publisher we should add, or if you know that one of the publishers listed is no longer in operation, please contact Megan Schliesman.

  • African American Presses
  • American Indian Presses
  • Asian American Presses
  • Latina/o Presses
  • Other Small Presses of Multicultural Books for Children/Teens

    African American Presses

    Africa World Press
    541 West Ingham Avenue, Suite B
    Trenton, NJ 08638
    609- 695-3200

    African American Images
    P.O. Box 1799
    Sauk Village, IL 60412

    Brown Sugar Press
    802 Sutter Gate Lane
    Morrisville, NC 27560

    Caribbean Reads
    P.O. Box 1059
    St. Kitts, West Indies
    info at caribbeanreads.com

    Cedar Grove Publishing
    236 W. Portal Street, #118
    San Francisco, CA 94127

    Cherry Castle Publishing
    P.O. Box 6355
    Columbia, MD 21045

    DARE Books
    245 N US Highway 17-92
    Longwood, FL 32750

    Eschar Publications
    P. O. Box 1194
    Mount Dora, FL 32756

    Lore Lush Publishing
    909 Pecan Grove Loop
    Hope Mills, NC 28348

    Mama's Boyz, Inc.
    c/o Jerry Craft
    JerryCraft at aol.com

    Just Us Books
    356 Glenwood Ave., 3rd Floor
    East Orange, NJ 07017

    Planting People Growing Justice
    P. O. Box 131894
    Saint Paul, MN 55113

    Talented Books
    c/o Tony Samuel
    talentedbooksceo at gmail.com

    Third World Press
    P.O. Box 19730
    7822 S. Dobson Ave.
    Chicago, Illinois 60619

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    American Indian/First Nations Presses and Tribal Publishers

    Chicksaw Press
    1315 Hope Road
    Ada, OK 74820

    Eaglecrest Books
    #209B 5462 TransCanada Highway
    Duncan, BC
    V9L 6W4 Canada
    (All nations; leveled books)

    Inhabit Media
    P.O. Box 11125
    Iqaluit, NU
    X0A 1H0 Canada

    Muh-He-Con-Neew Press
    N9136 Big Lake Road
    Greshem, WI 54128-8955

    National Museum of the American Indian Publications
    Washington, D.C.
    (publishes/co-publishes materials for adults and youth; also sells other publications)

    Native Realities
    (All nations; comic books)

    330 East Thomson Avenue.
    Sonoma, CA 95476
    (All nations; also distributes selected books from Native-owned presses)

    Pemmican Publications
    150 Henry Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    R3B OJ7 Canada

    Salina Bookshelf
    1120 West University Avenue
    Suite 102
    Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    (Navajo and Hopi bilingual books)

    Sealaska Heritage Institute
    105 S. Seward Street, Suite 201
    Juneau, Alaska 99801
    (nations of southeast Alaska; emphasis on educational materials)

    Theytus Books
    Lot 45, Green Mountain Road
    RR 2, Site 50, Comp 8
    Penticton, British Columbia
    V2A 6J7 Canada
    (Okanagan; All nations)

    Wiigwaas Press/Birchbark House
    2115 West 21st Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55405
    (indigenous language)

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    Asian American Pacific Presses

    Asia for Kids
    4480 Lake Forest Dr. #302
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
    208- 821-3473 (order services)
    (Distributes Asian and Asian Ameican books and related products)

    Asian American Curriculum Projects (formerly JACP)
    529 East Third Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94401
    (Also distributes Asian and Asian-American books from small and large presses)

    Bess Press
    3565 Harding Avenue
    Honolulu, HI 96816

    China Books
    360 Swift Avenue, Suite 48
    South San Francisco, CA 94080

    Design Enterprises of San Francisco
    1007 Castro Street
    San Francisco, CA 94114

    East-West Discovery
    P.O. Box 3585
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    (publisher of original books and distributor of books in multiple languages)

    Hoopoe Books
    ISHK Hoopoe Books
    171 Main Street, #140
    Los Altos, CA 94022
    (Traditional children's stories from Afghanistan)

    P.O. Box 31846
    San Francisco, CA 94131

    Japanese American Curriculum Projects (JACP)
    See Asian American Curriculum Projects

    Lee & Low Books
    95 Madison Ave., Suite 1205
    New York, NY 10016

    Many Cultures Publishing
    San Francisco Study Center
    944 Market Street, Suite 701
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Master Communications
    4480 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 302
    Cincinnati, OH 45242-3726

    Polychrome Publishing Corp.
    4509 N. Francisco Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60625

    Shen's Books
    1547 Palos Verdes Mall #291
    Walnut Creek, CA 94597

    Stone Bridge Press
    P.O. Box 8209
    Berkeley, CA 94707
    (Books about Asian with emphasis on Japan)

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    Latinx Presses

    Del Alma Publications
    1713 Delmar
    Zapata, TX 78-76

    Gracefully Global
    22568 Mission Boulevard, No. 427
    Hayward, CA 94541

    Latin American Literary Review Press
    P.O. Box 17660
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235

    Lectura Books
    1107 Fair Oaks Avenue, #225
    South Pasadena, CA 91030

    Libros Tigrillo/Groundwood Books
    110 Spadina Avenue, Suite 801
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5V 2K4 Canada

    Me+Mi Publishing
    2600 Beverly Drive, Unit 113
    Aurora, IL 60502
    (biligual English/Spanish)

    Pinata Books/Arte Publico
    University of Houston
    4902 Gulf Freeway, Building 19, Room 100
    Houston, TX 77204

    Quetzal Mama
    c/o Roxane Ocampo
    quetzelmama at gmail.com

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    (Of related interest: Spanish-Language Literature Resources)

    Other Small Presses Committed to Publishing Multicultural Literature

    Art Resources for Teachers Inc.
    134 Henry Street
    New York, NY 10002

    Annick Press
    15 Patricia Ave
    Toronto, Ontario
    M2M 1H9 Canada

    119 West Pender Streeet, Suite 108
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1S5 Canada

    Blood Orange Press
    c/o Janine MacBeth
    Oakland, California
    janine at bloodorangepress.com

    Cinco Puntos
    701 Texas
    El Paso, Texas 79901

    Clockwise Press
    Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

    Fifth House
    Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd.
    195 Allstate Parkway
    Markham, Ontario
    L3R 4T8 Canada

    Lee & Low
    (see entry under Asian-American Presses)
    (Note: In 2012 Children's Book Press became an imprint of Lee & Low)

    Lollipop Power/Carolina Wren
    120 Morris Street
    Durham, NC 27701

    Native Northwest
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    (Indigenous people of Pacific Nothtwest; among many products are educational materails and board books)

    Open Hand Publishing
    P.O. Box 20207
    Greensboro, NC 27420

    Reflection Press
    3543 18th Street, #17
    San Francisco, CA 94110

    Roadrunner Press
    Oklahoma City, OK
    (emphasis on regional literature and First/Native Nations)

    Second Story Press
    20 Maud Street, Suite 401
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5V 2M5 Canada

    Star Bright Books
    13 Landsdowne Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    (books in 20 languages, including many titles multicutlural)

    Volcano Press
    P.O. Box 270
    Volcano, CA 95689-0270

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