Mission Statement

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. 


Young Palmetto Books series editorial board:

Helen Fellers, Coordinator, SCCCBL
Dr. Karen Heid, USC College of Arts and Sciences, Art Education
Kim Shealy Jeffcoat, Executive Director, SCCCBL
Dr. Diane DeFord, USC College of Education
Dr. Dianne Johnson, USC Department of English and author
Melinda Long, author
Dr. Michelle H. Martin, Augusta Baker Chair for Childhood Literacy, USC School of Library and Information Science