Seven Stories Press - https://www.sevenstories.com/ Focused on breaking the status quo.
Creston Books - https://www.crestonbooks.co/ Focuses on broad diversity.
Amistad - http://amistad.hc.com/ Focuses on Aftrican-American representation.
Saalam Reads - http://salaamreads.com/ Focuses on religious diversity.
Kokila - https://global.penguinrandomhouse.com/tag/kokila/ Focuses on valuing YA and children place in society.
Rick Riordan Presents -http://rickriordan.com/2017/04/rick-riordan-presents/ Focuses on publishing middle grade authors.
Denene Millner Books - https://www.agatepublishing.com/blog//introducing-denene-millner-books Publishes African-American authors for children.
Despite the progress that has been made with the emergence of independent socially focused publishers, and imprints created or acquired by the large publishing houses in response to social justice demands, world literature still grossly underrepresents minority groups.
One theory is that the root cause of the lack of diverse literature in the world lies in the personnel of the publishing firms themselves.
"Roughly 80 percent of the children’s book world—authors and illustrators, editors, execs, marketers, and reviewers—is white." (Slater 2016, p.1)