AlTaMiRa Books publishes original children's books and advocates children's literacy.


AlTaMiRa Brand promotes social diversity in literature and positive media images to the youth. We show them content they don’t normally see in the media. We celebrate the beauty of being different.

The Anti-Socialites Diaries features the nerdy, extremely awkward, and completely uncool twin sisters Asia and Tasia McKinley. Asia and Tasia are on an epic journey: They must survive insurmountable perils, overcome tremendous challenges and defeat formidable villains at school. The Anti-Socialites™ series is a comical ode to the elementary school, middle school, and high school years that we hope our readers can make hilarious connections to with their own experiences.

The Kippington Town Secret Series is a mystery series about middle school students who discover a secret that was hidden from the town. Ria, Ramone, Collin, Natasha, Tate, and Cecilia are news reporters for their school when the stumble upon a shocking secret that changes the lives of residents in Kippington Town.

RBI Girls is a baseball series about three talented girls named Rebecca, Bianca and Isabel playing on an all-boys' Little League team. The starting shortstop, catcher, and pitcher work tirelessly for the Staten Island Finches to achieve their goal of winning a Championship and make history.

Sue and Shellie is a new series about the lovely animal community of Serenity Town. They live in peace, joy, and harmony. They support each other and have a great time, with an occasional competition or three! In the first book of the Sue & Shellie series, Sue Can Do It!, Sue wants to break the World Record for jump roping! She is getting tired and wants to give up, but with the help of her best friend, Shellie the Turtle, and the lovely animals of Serenity Town, she believes that she can do it! Meet the lovely animals of Serenity Town, including Sue's best friend Shellie, a smart and dedicated turtle, along with Gregory the Gopher, Cherry the Chipmunk, Benny the Badger, Confucius the Crane, the Macho Mice, and many more.

About the Authors:

Alicia and Tameka McKenzie are twin sisters who were born in Brooklyn, New York. They grew up in Staten Island, New York before moving to Columbia, MD. They earned Bachelor's degrees from Spelman College—Alicia has a B.A. in English and Tameka has a B.A. in Psychology. They have master's degrees from Towson University. Alicia has a Master of Science in Professional Writing and Tameka has a Master of Art in Teaching, Early Childhood Education. Alicia loves writing poetry, researching, and reading books. Tameka loves teaching, music, and fashion. They published their debut children's book series, The Anti-Socialites Diaries, in 2014.

About the Illustrator:

Rachel McKenzie was born in New York City and raised in Columbia, Maryland. She graduated from Towson University with a degree in Illustration. She plans to publish graphic novels.

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Alicia McKenzie
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AlTaMiRa, LLC.
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