Originally based in California, Shen's started publishing children's books in 1997, concentrating on titles that "emphasize cultural diversity and tolerance, with a focus on introducing children to the cultures of Asia." President and publisher of Shen's Books Renee Ting says in the announcement, "There is no better publisher I can think of to carry on the values and spirit of Shen’s Books and advance the cause of diversity in children's publishing."They also concentrated on Cinderella stories, since every culture in the world has a Cinderella story. In fact, the first picture book I ever illustrated was an adaptation of the Cinderella story for Shen's Books: The Prince's Diary. The publisher, Renee Ting was the author. So, I couldn't be more thrilled that this wonderful house has found such an appropriate home to continue its good works!
Learn about The Prince's Diary, click the cover.