I picked up several great children's books on a recent trip across the Dominican Republic, from the North Coast to the Capital, Santo Domingo. Since finding reasonably-priced children's books that aren't text-books is often difficult in the rural areas of the D.R., I was thrilled to find a book store in Santo Domingo that had 2 children's books containing a compilation of great stories written by authors from the D.R.and other Caribbean nations.
I was also thrilled to find a Spanish copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe! Like pretty much every country in the world, the D.R. struggles with Racial conflict. Here's it's between Dominicans and immigrants from the other side of the Island -- Haiti.
I was glad to see how this book, written so many years ago, about a particular and severe racial problem in the U.S. (Slavery), is now available here too. A single book that tells one group of people stories about the other, and tells us as readers stories also about ourselves, can change the world.
We are often hearing lately from Editors and Publishers, that they are looking for "Multicultural" books.
If you are writing such a book -- a book about African-American Heritage, a book about Latino kids, a book about what it's like to grow up Chinese in New York...
If you are writing such a book for Children, Middle Graders, or Teens, here are some Literary agencies that have agents seeking these types of books:
FULL CIRCLE LITERARY
JEAN V. NAGGER LITERARY AGENCY INC.
KIMBERLY CAMERON & ASSOCIATES
FOR A LIST OF MORE AGENCIES AND WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR CHECK OUT THE "NEW AGENCY ALERTS" ON THE WRITER'S DIGEST BLOG.
Remember, when querying agents, it's essential to target your query specifically to the particular agents who you think will be most interested in your book.
Kids and Teens of the Dominican Republic :)