Young Palmetto Books is an ongoing series of educational South Carolina focused books for young readers. This series, published by the University of South Carolina Press, highlights South Carolina writers and subjects in smartly crafted books for children and young adults featuring educational themes and supporting materials for teachers and parents. In the spirit of the university's growing interests in K-12 outreach, this series expands USC Press's efforts to the benefit of younger generations of readers in partnership with the South Carolina Center for Children's Books and Literacy and its Cocky's Reading Express statewide literacy outreach program.
Karen Heid, senior director of academic planning and associate professor of art, Augusta University
Kim Shealy Jeffcoat, director of development, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Carolina
Dianne Johnson, professor, Department of English, University of South Carolina
Melinda Long, New York Times bestselling author of How I Became a Pirate
James E. McTeer III, winner of the 2015 South Carolina First Novel Prize for Minnow and a school librarian
Yang Wang, assistant professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of South Carolina