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Rukhsana Khan on Cross-Cultural Writing and Achieving True Diversity

12/18/2014 13:48:00 PM

Rukhsana Khan shares her comments from the NCTE opening session on cross-cultural writing and what it takes to achieve true diversity. > read more

Protesting Injustice Then and Now

12/16/2014 07:00:42 AM

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, offers some thoughts and resources for how to teach and talk about protest, race, and current events. > read more

Choosing the World Our Students Read

12/08/2014 07:00:11 AM

In a guest post, Emily Chiariello discusses Teaching Tolerance’s new curriculum tool, “Project Appendix D,” that empowers educators to identify texts that both meet the demands of the Common Core Standards and reflect the world in which our stu > read more

Cover Reveal: Ink and Ashes

12/04/2014 10:19:29 AM

Cover reveal for INK AND ASHES by Valynne E. Maetani, Tu Books' first New Visions Award winner. > read more

Infographic: 10 Ways to Lend a Hand on #GivingTuesday

12/02/2014 06:45:49 AM

In honor of #GivingTuesday, here are 10 great ways to lend a hand! > read more

The Problem with Ethnic Heritage Months

11/25/2014 06:30:50 AM

While we can generate a recommended reading list just as well as the next publisher, the problem we find with Native American Heritage Month is that it puts Native American books—and people—in a box. The observance month can easily lead to the ba > read more

5 Ways to Differentiate Assignments & Tasks: Part 2

11/23/2014 08:00:00 AM

Part 2 of 2 posts about differentiation and how it is used in the classroom to tier assignments. > read more

What Daniel Handler’s National Book Award Comments Say About Publishing

11/20/2014 14:15:38 PM

Why Daniel Handler's comments at the National Book Award ceremony say a lot about the publishing community. > read more

Books to Celebrate and Teach about Adoption

11/20/2014 06:00:09 AM

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, recommends 4 picture books about adoption or with characters who have been adopted and shares additional resources teachers and parents can use to celebrate and teach about adoption with young readers. > read more

Out Today: Rose Eagle

11/18/2014 10:12:43 AM

Tu Books is excited to announce the release of its first e-novella: ROSE EAGLE, prequel to the award-winning KILLER OF ENEMIES. > read more

5 Harmful Differentiation Myths: Part 1

11/16/2014 07:00:00 AM

In this part 1 of 2 posts, our Literacy Specialist, Veronica Schneider, discusses 5 myths about differentiation and how it is used in the classroom. > read more

Big News in Diversity: Big Hero 6 Tops Box Office

11/13/2014 14:26:52 PM

We celebrate a big win for diversity this week as Big Hero 6 beats out Interstellar at the box office, proving that diversity sells. > read more

Native American Heritage Month: 10 Children’s Books By Native Writers

11/11/2014 14:08:25 PM

A list of 10 recommended books by Native American writers for Native American Heritage Month. > read more

First Look, Second Look, Third Look: Close “Reading” with Book Art

11/09/2014 13:30:10 PM

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models how to teach and practice close reading with art from This Land is My Land by Native American artist George Littlechild. > read more

Illustrator Frank Morrison takes us behind the art of Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

11/07/2014 08:00:39 AM

Illustrator Frank Morrison takes us behind the scenes for the art from LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE > read more

Dream Casting for Our Favorite YA Novels

11/06/2014 06:45:43 AM

We share our dream casting for three of our favorite (diverse) YA books: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Eleanor and Park, and Killer of Enemies. > read more

Reading Paired Texts to Increase Student Engagement

11/02/2014 06:50:47 AM

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models a paired text multi-day lesson using a nonfiction picture book and news article for grades 3–7. > read more

Sweet News in Diversity

10/31/2014 13:55:18 PM

LEE & LOW BOOKS rounds up some great news in diversity. > read more

Mix it up! 15 Books about Kindness and Giving

10/28/2014 06:45:15 AM

A list of picture books about kindness and giving, to celebrate Mix-It-Up-At-Lunch Day and for all year round. > read more

How to Teach Close Reading Using a Recipe

10/26/2014 07:50:26 AM

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models how to teach and practice close reading with the nonfiction text: recipes. > read more

Diversity News Roundup

10/24/2014 11:14:36 AM

Lee & Low rounds up diversity news. > read more

A Visit With the Open Book Foundation

10/23/2014 14:02:47 PM

Author Mark Greenwood and illustrator Frané Lessac visit a school in Washington, DC with An Open Book Children's Literacy Foundation. > read more

Recap: Horn Book’s Mind the Gaps Colloquium at Simmons College

10/22/2014 07:00:25 AM

The panel I participated in was called Publishing for the Gaps. The other panelists were Arthur Levine, publisher of Arthur A. Levine Books at Scholastic but more famously known for bringing Harry Potter to the United States, and Ginee Seo, children > read more

Paula Yoo on Muhammad Yunus, Banking Smarter, and Managing Finances

10/21/2014 13:44:27 PM

Author Paula Yoo shares advice on what's she's learned about banking, loans, and managing finances while researching for her book, TWENTY-TWO CENTS: MUHAMMAD YUNUS AND THE VILLAGE BANK. > read more

Inspiring the Next Architects: Children’s Books About Design, Building, and Architecture

10/19/2014 07:50:26 AM

Our Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, recommends architecture-themed books and shares 7 ways teachers and parents can celebrate building, design, and architecture with young readers. > read more

Thirteen Scary YA Books: Diverse Edition

10/14/2014 13:24:20 PM

A list of thirteen YA horror novels, all featuring diverse characters or by diverse authors. > read more

Teaching Cinderella Stories from Around the World

10/12/2014 07:59:00 AM

Lee & Low Books is proud to present the Cinderella Around the World series: a collection of five diverse Cinderella books. > read more

A Win for Diversity in the News

10/10/2014 11:25:07 AM

LEE & LOW BOOKS covers our favorite diversity-related news stories. > read more

An Interview with Lin Oliver on SCBWI’S Emerging Voices Award

10/08/2014 14:34:19 PM

We interview Lin Oliver, Executive Director of the SCBWI, about the SCBWI's Emerging Voices Award for authors of color. > read more

How Common Core’s book choices fail children of color

10/05/2014 08:42:35 AM

In this essay, educators Jane M. Gangi and Nancy Benfer discuss the Common Core's book choices, why they fall short when it comes to children of color, and how to do better. > read more

Poetry Friday: Hair

10/03/2014 13:17:18 PM

For Poetry Friday, LEE & LOW BOOKS features a poem about giving back to the community from our new release, LEND A HAND. > read more

Your Legend of Korra recap post

10/02/2014 09:55:53 AM

A recap of Legend of Korra's Books 1-3. > read more

Gender Matters? Swedish Picture Books and Gender Ambiguity

09/30/2014 12:44:09 PM

Librarian and scholar Laura Reiko Simeon discusses how gender and gender-ambiguous characters are handled in Swedish picture books. > read more

Book Activities for the Family

09/28/2014 07:50:14 AM

Amanda Boyarshinov, one of the founders of the website The Educators' Spin On It, shares how to make a family theme love basket using LEE & LOW BOOKS. > read more

New Visions Award Reminder

09/25/2014 11:47:28 AM

The deadline to submit to Tu Book's New Visions Award ends October 31, 2014. > read more

Cover Reveal: Rose Eagle

09/24/2014 12:07:08 PM

The cover reveal for ROSE EAGLE, an e-novella prequel to Joseph Bruchac's KILLER OF ENEMIES, coming out in October! > read more

How We Feel About Amazon

09/23/2014 13:58:50 PM

Publisher Jason Low shares his thoughts on the Amazon vs. Hachette battle and what it portends for publishing's future. > read more

Lee & Low’s Favorite Banned Books

09/23/2014 11:54:27 AM

Lee & Low staff share their favorite banned books for Banned Book Week. > read more

Poetry Monday: Trees

09/22/2014 10:00:10 AM

For Poetry Friday, LEE & LOW BOOKS features a poem about planting trees from our new release, LEND A HAND. > read more

5 Strategies to Help Parents Navigate Lexile

09/21/2014 07:50:35 AM

Our Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares 5 ways parents can navigate the bookshelves to find the right book for their children and help support student success. > read more

Lee & Low at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, 9/21

09/19/2014 11:21:24 AM

For those in the New York City area this weekend, catch our authors on Saturday at Bank Street Bookstore and Sunday at the Brooklyn Book Festival. > read more

Your Sleepy Hollow Season 1 Recap

09/19/2014 07:30:55 AM

Stacy Whitman, Publisher of Tu Books, explains why she loves Sleepy Hollow and tells us what we need to know to jump into season 2 next week. Spoilers ahead, so beware! I never really considered myself a fan of the original Washington Irving “Sleep > read more

The Little Melba Playlist: A Jazz Music Primer from Frank Morrison

09/17/2014 11:08:33 AM

Frank Morrison, illustrator of LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE, shares some of his favorite jazz songs. > read more

8 Strategies For Educators To Explain Lexile and Invest Stakeholders

09/14/2014 07:50:31 AM

Our Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares 8 ways teachers and school staff can help parents navigate the bookshelves to find the right book for their children and help support student success. > read more

Poetry Friday: Puppy

09/12/2014 12:11:22 PM

For Poetry Friday, LEE & LOW BOOKS features a poem about giving back to the community from our new release, LEND A HAND. > read more

Paula Yoo on How to Publicize Your Children’s Book

09/11/2014 12:43:07 PM

Author Paula Yoo shares some advice on great ways to publicize your children's book. > read more

En la Clase: #weneeddiversebooks

09/11/2014 12:08:32 PM

Originally posted on Vamos a Leer:You all may remember #weneeddiversebooks from last May when we posted about this new initiative.  It’s still going strong and has even more resources to offer those interested in increasing access to diverse c > read more

Three New Picture Books from Lee & Low Books

09/09/2014 14:08:52 PM

Three new picture books out this week from Lee & Low Books. > read more

7 Strategies for Navigating Lexile for Booksellers and Librarians

09/07/2014 07:50:58 AM

Our Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares 10 ways booksellers and librarians can help parents navigate the bookshelves to find the right book for their children and help support student success. > read more

16 Diverse Shows We’re Looking Forward to Watching This Fall

09/04/2014 10:00:57 AM

A list of diverse television shows that are premiering or returning to TV for the 2014-2015 season. > read more

Is TV getting more diverse? Not by the look of this year’s Emmys

08/29/2014 07:15:06 AM

Since last year's diversity gap study, has TV diversified? Our literacy and sales assistant Veronica Schneider takes a look at this year's winners - and losers. > read more

Lexile: A Bookseller’s Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

08/28/2014 06:30:28 AM

Melissa shares some thoughts on the pros and cons of Lexile from her perspective as a bookseller. > read more

Character Education, Part 2: How to Teach Core Values To Kids Meaningfully

08/24/2014 07:50:55 AM

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, offers seven ways teachers can teach core values at the start of school to create a strong classroom culture. > read more

Thoughts on Ferguson and Recommended Resources

08/21/2014 08:25:49 AM

A note from the publisher of LEE & LOW BOOKS on the events in Ferguson, Missouri and why they matter. > read more

Character Education, Part 1: How To Choose Books For Core Value Study

08/16/2014 07:50:33 AM

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, offers four strategies to help teachers select purposeful and meaningful books for the start of school, creating a strong classroom culture, and teaching character education. > read more

Dealing With Rejection: Keeping Your Dream Going

08/14/2014 10:00:48 AM

Debut author Thelma Lynne Godin shares on how she kept the beauty of her dreams to write going in the face of constant rejection. > read more

Planting Seeds of Change Around the World

08/13/2014 14:14:43 PM

Author Jen Cullerton Johnson shares the amazing project one school embarked on using her book Seeds of Change, and how it has helped to bridge continents. > read more

11 Educator Resources for Teaching Children About Latin American Immigration and Migration

08/10/2014 07:50:03 AM

Our literacy specialist, Jill Eisenberg, recommends 11 educator resources to accompany picture books around Latin American immigration and give students the context and perspective they need to understand current events and the diversity in experienc > read more

Ask an Editor: Nailing the Story

08/08/2014 13:55:19 PM

Tu Books Publisher and Editorial Director Stacy Whitman shares some advice for aspiring authors, especially those looking to submit to our New Visions Award, on how to write a compelling story. > read more

11 Books on Latin American Immigration and Migration

08/02/2014 07:50:31 AM

Our literacy specialist, Jill Eisenberg, presents 11 picture books to discuss current events around Latin American immigration. > read more

Ask an Editor: Hooking the Reader Early

07/31/2014 12:03:36 PM

Tu Books Publisher and Editorial Director Stacy Whitman shares some advice for aspiring authors, especially those looking to submit to our New Visions Award, on how to hook readers and captivate them from the very beginning of your novel. > read more

Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blockbusters Overwhelmingly White, Male

07/29/2014 07:30:18 AM

Summer blockbuster season is in full swing. For many moviegoers, that means escaping to a galaxy far, far away—or perhaps just a different version of our own planet Earth—through science fiction and fantasy movies. As fans clamor for the latest c > read more

Talking to Kids about Current Events and Conflicts

07/27/2014 07:50:52 AM

Our literacy specialist, Jill Eisenberg, offers suggestions on how to use picture books to discuss current events and conflicts, along with book recommendations and tips for talking with children about complex topics. > read more

New Visions Award: What Not to Do

07/25/2014 08:30:43 AM

Tu Books Publisher Stacy Whitman shares some easy tips on what NOT to do when submitting a manuscript to our New Visions Award. > read more

How to Find Time to Write When You Have 11 Children

07/24/2014 13:53:35 PM

Pamela M. Tuck, picture book author and mother of 11 children, shares advice on how to find time in the day to write. > read more

Book and Activity Suggestions to Match Your Summer Adventure: Outdoor Summer Concerts!

07/20/2014 07:51:39 AM

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, pairs Lee & Low titles with popular summer outings and easy-to-do activities. This week: outdoor summer concerts, visualizing music, and making instruments! > read more

Book and Activity Suggestions to Match Your Summer Adventure: National and State Parks!

07/13/2014 08:25:09 AM

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, pairs Lee & Low titles with popular summer outings and easy-to-do activities. This week: national and state parks, sound scavenger hunts, and studying wild animals at home! > read more

Join Us Tomorrow in New York City for the Harlem Book Fair!

07/11/2014 10:00:00 AM

LEE & LOW BOOKS will be at the Harlem Book Fair on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Stop by and say hello! > read more

Book and Activity Suggestions to Match Your Summer Adventure: Beaches!

07/06/2014 08:35:41 AM

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, pairs Lee & Low titles with popular summer outings and easy-to-do activities. This week: beaches, beach balls, and collages! > read more

5 Tips to Engage Latino Families and Students

07/01/2014 07:20:30 AM

Today we are featuring one of First Book’s celebrity blog series. Peggy McLeod, Ed. D. the Deputy Vice President of Education and Workforce Development at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), writes on engaging Latino families and children in re > read more

Book and Activity Suggestions to Match Your Summer Adventure: Ballparks!

06/29/2014 08:00:43 AM

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, pairs Lee & Low titles with popular summer outings and easy-to-do activities. This week: ballparks and baseball museums, writing as a ball player, and a baseball trading card craft! > read more

Ask an Editor: Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction, Part II

06/26/2014 14:58:47 PM

Tu Books publisher Stacy Whitman discusses worldbuilding in speculative fiction, why it can be so challenging to do well, and how writers should approach it. > read more

M.K. Hutchins Blog Tour: On Mythology, Maya Culture, & More!

06/25/2014 12:35:10 PM

Learn more about debut author M.K. Hutchins (DRIFT), mythology, and worldbuilding with this series of posts for her DRIFT blog tour. > read more

Submitting to our New Voices Award: Tips from an Editor

06/24/2014 12:05:40 PM

Our editor Samantha shares some advice for authors submitting to Lee & Low's New Voices Award. > read more

Book and Activity Suggestions to Match Your Summer Adventure: Zoos!

06/22/2014 07:30:57 AM

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, pairs Lee & Low titles with popular summer outings and easy-to-do activities, including recipes. This week: zoos, Parrots Over Puerto Rico, and a parrot cracker recipe! > read more

Strategies For Teaching English Language Learners—Part 4: Writing, Speaking, & Listening Practice

06/21/2014 07:45:54 AM

Literacy Specialist Jill Eisenberg models how to teach vocabulary words with writing and speaking activities in part 4 of a series on supporting English Language Learners in the classroom using strategies recommended by the Institute of Education Sci > read more

Ask an Editor: Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction, Part I

06/19/2014 10:20:46 AM

Tu Books publisher Stacy Whitman discusses worldbuilding in speculative fiction, why it can be so challenging to do well, and how writers should approach it. > read more

Out today: Drift and Rebellion

06/18/2014 07:30:18 AM

Tu Books is excited to announce the recent release of two new YA books today: DRIFT, by M.K. Hutchins, and REBELLION, by Karen Sandler. > read more

Tearing Down Walls: The Integrated World of Swedish Picture Books

06/17/2014 11:42:37 AM

How diverse is children's literature in other countries? Librarian Laura Reiko Simeon shares her research on diversity in children's books in Sweden. > read more

20 YA Novels for Thinking Adults: A Diverse List

06/13/2014 11:37:09 AM

We believe no one should be ashamed of their reading choices, and that there are lots of great YA novels that adults can enjoy. Here's a list of 20 YA novels that made us think, perfect for recommending to your friends who may be new to YA. > read more

Submit Your Novel to Our New Visions Award for New Authors of Color

06/11/2014 11:06:20 AM

Submissions are now OPEN for Tu Book's New Visions Award, a writing contest for middle grade or young adult fantasy, science fiction, or mystery novels by a writer of color. > read more

How Diverse Were This Year’s Tony Awards?

06/09/2014 13:11:10 PM

How diverse were this year's Tony Awards? We take a look at the winners, including a groundbreaking win for one talented actress. > read more

Announcing Our Newest Reprints from Children’s Book Press

06/06/2014 07:30:45 AM

LEE & LOW BOOKS is pleased to announce sixteen reprint releases from CHILDREN'S BOOK PRESS. > read more

Join Us for a Diversity Discussion at ALA in Las Vegas

06/03/2014 13:27:48 PM

If you'll be at the ALA Annual Conference this month in Las Vegas, join LEE & LOW BOOKS for a special book buzz discussion: Moving the Needle: Diversity in children’s books and how to make a difference. > read more

Illustrator April Chu Takes Behind the Art of Summoning the Phoenix

05/30/2014 16:39:55 PM

Illustrator April Chu shares how she created the illustrations for Summoning the Phoenix. > read more

THE WORLD AGREES #WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS

05/30/2014 12:34:08 PM

It’s almost here! Tomorrow is BookCon and that means that the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign’s panel is happening. When: Tomorrow, May 31st, 2014 from 10AM-11AM Where: Jacob Javits Center, Room 1EO2 Speakers: Aisha Saeed, Ellen Oh, Grace Lin, I.W. > read more

Checklist: 8 Steps to Creating a Diverse Book Collection

05/22/2014 11:54:16 AM

Lee & Low Books offers a checklist for creating an inclusive book collection. > read more

Submit Your Manuscript to our New Voices Award Writing Contest

05/20/2014 13:05:47 PM

Submissions for Lee & Low’s New Voices Award, a writing contest for a picture book manuscript by an unpublished author of color, is now open. > read more

Strategies For Teaching English Language Learners—Part 3: Teaching Vocabulary In Layers

05/17/2014 09:00:43 AM

Literacy Specialist Jill Eisenberg models how to teach vocabulary words over several days in part 3 of a series on supporting English Language Learners in the classroom using strategies recommended by the Institute of Education Sciences and What Work > read more

Book List: Picture Books about Muslim or Middle Eastern Characters

05/15/2014 14:03:18 PM

LEE & LOW BOOKS has compiled a roundup of seventeen children's books with Middle Eastern characters. > read more

Reaching All Readers: New Multicultural Books for Children & Teens

05/13/2014 09:29:49 AM

Join LEE & LOW BOOKS, Booklist, and several other diverse publishers for a webinar today at 2:00 pm EST. > read more

Happy Mother’s Day: Honoring the Mothers and Grandmothers in Our Lives

05/11/2014 07:00:36 AM

A brief history and round-up of LEE & LOW titles for Mother's Day. > read more

Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners – Part 2: Choosing a Text and Vocabulary Words

05/10/2014 07:00:25 AM

Literacy Specialist Jill Eisenberg models how to select a text and vocabulary words in part 2 of a series on supporting English Language Learners in the classroom using strategies recommended by the Institute of Education Sciences and What Works Clea > read more

Ask an Editor: Worldbuilding After the Apocalypse

05/08/2014 12:41:32 PM

Tu Books editor and publisher Stacy Whitman shares some tips for good worldbuilding in post-apocalyptic stories. > read more

Where are the people of color in dystopias?

05/07/2014 11:33:59 AM

Librarian Sarah Hannah Gómez analyzes depictions of diversity in today's biggest dystopian books, TV shows, and movies. > read more

What does Cinco de Mayo celebrate?

05/05/2014 13:26:25 PM

What is Cinco de Mayo? > read more

Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners In Elementary and Middle School

05/03/2014 07:07:25 AM

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, introduces a series on supporting English Language Learners in the classroom and using strategies recommended by the Institute of Education Sciences and What Works Clearinghouse in the new practice guide, Teaching > read more

Upcoming Releases from SHEN’S BOOKS

05/02/2014 15:04:33 PM

LEE & LOW BOOKS is pleased to announce seven reprint releases from SHEN'S BOOKS. > read more

Interview with Jan Reynolds, Who Circumnavigated Mount Everest

04/29/2014 11:50:43 AM

An interview with adventurer and author Jan Reynolds. > read more

We Need Diverse Books Because…

04/28/2014 15:15:29 PM

Join the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign to share why diversity in books matters to you. > read more



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