So, I am coming to the end of my Latino author feature. Though there are still one or two post left. Below are the 16 MG/YA books published by Latino authors in 2010.
Who published what
1 The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork - Arthur A. Levine (Scholastic)
2.The Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle - Henry Holt Co. (Macmillan)
3.The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan - Scholastic Press
4.Mr. Mendonza's Paintbursh by Luis Alberto Urrea - Cincos Puntos Press
5 Secret Saturdays by Torrey Maldonado - Putnam Juvenile (Penguin)
6 The F Factor by Diane Gonzales Bertrand - Pinata Books
7.The Red Umbrella by Christina Gonzalez - Knopf Books for Young Readers (Random House)
8.Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes - Chronicle Books
9.90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis Roaring Book Press (Macmillan)
10.She's Got Game and Amigas#2, Lights Camera, Quince by Veronica Chambers - Hyperion
11.Efrain's Secret by Sofia Quintero - Knopf Books for Young Readers (Random House)
12 How Tia Lola Learned to Teach by Julia Alvarez - Knopf Books for Young Readers (RH)
13 I Will Save You by Matt de la Pena - Delacorte Books for Young Readers (RH)
14 The Good Long Way by Rene Saldana Jr - Arte Publico Press
15.Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia Mccall - Lee & Low Books
16When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer - St. Martin's Griffin (Macmillan)
5 by Small Independent houses
4 by Random House
3 by Macmillan
2 by Scholastic
1 by Penguin
1 by Hyperion
I am not surprised that small independent houses are responsible for 5 of the 16 Latino authors published this year. Though I am pleasantly surprised with Random House coming in second with four.
It's second nature for me to pay attention to who publishes what. That's why I know it would be unfair to judge a publishers author diversity on this alone.
Take Scholastic for example, not including The Last Summer of the Death Warriors or The Dreamer, off the top of my head I know at least four of the MG/YA titles by authors of color I've read this year have been published by Scholastic.
I think its important to know who publishes what and have the full picture. Since this feature was about MG/YA Latino authors you'll have to get the full picture somewhere else.