Stacy Whitman—formerly one of the editors at Mirrorstone, the YA fiction imprint at Wizards of the Coast—is planning to start Tu Publishing to bring multicultural science-fiction and fantasy stories to kids of all ages. To launch this new effort, she needs some seed money, so she’s put up a page on Kickstarter.com. So far, the effort is about 63% of the way to its goal with just three days left to go—although it seems to have gotten a kick from a Boing Boing note that brought it up from the 40% it was at just yesterday.
I’ve kicked in a few bucks myself. If you’re interested in helped a fledgling publisher find its wings and bring some exciting new stories to kids, be sure to check it out. Consider it your holiday gift to the world.