09/19/2017 10:39:31 AM
LEE & LOW BOOKS shares some of our favorite multicultural books for fourth grade.
09/14/2017 10:20:52 AM
To celebrate the release of REBEL SEOUL, we asked author Axie Oh about her writing process, her inspiration behind REBEL SEOUL, and her advice to aspiring authors.
09/13/2017 10:46:57 AM
In this book list, we round up 10 of our books about flooding, refugees, and displacement.
09/12/2017 13:20:25 PM
LEE & LOW BOOKS will be at the SLJ Day of Dialog and the Brooklyn Book Festival! Check out our schedule and stop by to say hi!
09/07/2017 09:39:21 AM
In this interview, author Paula Yoo (Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds), illustrator Shadra Strickland (Bird and Sunday Shopping) and author/illustrator Don Tate (It Jes' Happened) share how participating in the New Voices Award helped shape ...
09/06/2017 07:30:07 AM
In this ongoing series, we explore what culturally responsive teaching looks like at different grade levels and offer concrete examples and resources. Last month we explored ideas for read alouds that build relationships in Kindergarten. This ...
08/31/2017 09:56:28 AM
For this post, we asked author Emma Otheguy, editor Jessica Echeverria, and translator Adriana Dominguez to take us through the translation process for Martí’s Song for Freedom/Martí y sus versos por la libertad
08/29/2017 07:41:09 AM
September is around the corner, so help kick off the year with the Back-to-School Reading List for Grades PreK-8 and suggestions from Lee & Low Books.
08/28/2017 08:40:11 AM
A few weeks ago we hosted our first webinar, "Shaping Up Your Manuscript: A Conversation With Our Editors," sharing writing advice for those who are interested in submitting to our New Voices Award, our New Visions Award, or just our general ...
08/24/2017 09:52:05 AM
In this blog post, we answer some Frequently Asked questions related to our New Visions Award Writing Contest.
08/22/2017 10:04:18 AM
LEE & LOW BOOKS shares some of our favorite multicultural books for third grade.
08/16/2017 07:30:37 AM
In the first post in our new series on Culturally Responsive Teaching, educator Lindsay Barrett shares ideas for read alouds that build relationships in Kindergarten.
08/15/2017 10:40:10 AM
Two previous New Voices Award-winning authors, Pamela M. Tuck (As Fast As Words Can Fly) and Glenda Armand (Love Twelve Miles Long) share their tips and tricks on writing successful, realistic dialogue.
08/10/2017 08:15:27 AM
Our summer intern talks about his first encounter with our Children's Book Press title, Family Pictures/Cuadros de familia, and the impact it had on him.
08/08/2017 10:52:54 AM
Register for our first-ever webinar for expert writing advice from our editors.
08/03/2017 12:36:56 PM
Many people know Lee & Low Books for our wide selection of diverse and multicultural children's books. But did you also know we're a great source for Spanish books and dual language collections? We offer hundreds of titles in Spanish at all ...
08/01/2017 10:09:10 AM
In this guest post, author D. H. Figueredo discusses the message behind his book, When This World Was New, and his hope in the American Dream.
07/27/2017 08:40:48 AM
Illustrator Keith Mallett takes readers behind his art process for our picture book, Take a Picture of Me, James VanDerZee!
07/24/2017 10:34:39 AM
We interview New Voices Award winning author Andrea Loney and her editor Jessica Echeverria on what it took to write a biography about James VanDerZee.
07/20/2017 10:04:57 AM
LEE & LOW BOOKS shares some of our favorite multicultural books for second grade.
07/19/2017 12:12:42 PM
We've pulled together a list of five of our favorite picture book biographies about revolutionary figures who started movements. Use these award-winning books to teach about social activism, core values like perseverance and grit, and the importance ...
07/13/2017 12:55:28 PM
Tu Books editor and publisher Stacy Whitman takes us through the process of bringing the cover of Rebel Seoul to life.
07/11/2017 07:30:01 AM
Spread the word: our New Voices and New Visions Awards are open for submissions!
07/06/2017 10:17:43 AM
To celebrate the start of summer, we are pairing Lee & Low titles to your favorite summer destinations with fun activities!
06/27/2017 10:35:44 AM
Summer is here, which means that our annual NEW VOICES AWARD is now open for submissions! In this blog post we share some tips on how to make your submission stand out.
06/20/2017 08:00:40 AM
June is finally here, summer is (almost) here, and that means that the 2017 Diverse Summer Reading List PreK-8 from LEE & LOW is here! Click here to download, print, and share the 2017 Diverse Summer Reading List Grades PreK-8 along with the ...
06/19/2017 11:36:44 AM
It’s that time of year again! The annual ALA conference is just around the corner and we would love to meet you! We’ll be at Booth #3115 where we’ll give away ARCs, bookmarks, posters, postcards, and other free swag!
06/15/2017 09:56:37 AM
Today we are excited to celebrate the release Sparkle Boyof Sparkle Boy by Lesléa Newman! Author Lesléa Newman (Heather Has Two Mommies) shares why she felt passionate about writing this book, and what she hopes it can teach us.
06/14/2017 11:28:58 AM
In our earlier blog post, Diversity in Publishing: How Diverse is LEE & LOW’s Authors, Illustrators, and Staff, we shared a mini breakdown of our authors and illustrators as well as our staff. After receiving a few more questions, we decided ...
06/13/2017 09:31:00 AM
LEE & LOW BOOKS shares some of our favorite multicultural books for first graders.
06/09/2017 08:15:12 AM
LEE & LOW BOOKS shares the demographic breakdown of our authors and illustrators as well as our staff.
06/06/2017 07:00:06 AM
Here are 15 ideas to start or renew storytime with children that help to foster a love of reading.
06/01/2017 09:28:20 AM
Arrow of Lightning, the final book in the Killer of Enemies trilogy is out, so we interviewed author Joseph Bruchac to see what his writing process was like and what he has up next.
05/31/2017 09:38:39 AM
In this guest post, originally posted on author Donna Janell Bowman’s blog and reposted here with permission, Donna Janell Bowman shares her beliefs about the extraordinary skills of Jim Key, a horse who learned how to read, write, and do ...
05/26/2017 07:30:00 AM
In this guest post, former intern Mitul Daiyan shares her favorite Ramadan reads.
05/25/2017 10:00:16 AM
What does culturally responsive teaching look like?
05/23/2017 08:52:40 AM
In this guest post, educator and writer Tami Charles presents text-dependent questions and inquiry-based activities for students to practice close reading and critical thinking with the book Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh.
05/22/2017 08:00:16 AM
Teachers, let’s talk about a popular topic across education blogs and Pinterest: the classroom library. A quick search on the Internet results in numerous tips, tricks, and ideas for different ways to configure and organize your classroom ...
05/18/2017 10:09:29 AM
LEE & LOW BOOKS shares some of our favorite multicultural books for kindergarteners.
05/17/2017 11:03:37 AM
Lee & Low Books is thrilled to share that we will be bringing back to print The People Shall Continue, Simon J. Ortiz's beloved children's book tracing the history of Native and Indigenous people in North America. The book will be released in ...
05/15/2017 08:45:13 AM
Today is the release day of Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh, a middle grade historical novel about nine-year-old Maria Singh who longs to play softball. To celebrate, we interviewed author Uma Krishnaswami to find out more about her writing ...
05/11/2017 10:33:02 AM
In this guest post, originally posted at EdWeek and reposted here with permission, Philadelphia-based teacher Kathleen Melville shares the "Where's My Story" project she developed to teach her students about diversity—or the lack thereof—in ...
05/09/2017 11:23:40 AM
Summer is right around the corner! That means the eighteenth annual NEW VOICES AWARD is now open for submissions. Established in 2000, the New Voices Award was one of the first (and one of the only) writing contests specifically designed to ...
05/04/2017 09:14:48 AM
Next week we’ll be attending the Educational Thought Leaders' Conference at Kean University in New Jersey. Will you be there? If so, please stop by our booth to say hello!
05/02/2017 11:25:06 AM
Illustrator Elisa Chavarri takes readers behind her art process for our picture book, Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del arcoíris.
04/27/2017 09:46:35 AM
LEE & LOW BOOKS shares some of our favorite multicultural books for preschoolers.
04/25/2017 09:19:14 AM
In celebration of National Poetry Month, Emma Otheguy, the author of the forthcoming title Martí’s Song for Freedom/Martí y sus versos por la libertad created an amazing activity guide for readers.
04/20/2017 09:58:30 AM
To honor Earth Day and celebrate Poetry Month, we gathered ten poetry books that are inspired by the joy and wonder of being outdoors and that bring the sight and sounds of nature to life.
04/18/2017 07:02:17 AM
Rent Party Jazz was written by William Miller, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb, and now read by actress Viola Davis on Storyline Online.
04/17/2017 11:30:18 AM
Looking to expand your collection of authentic diverse children's books? Lee & Low is excited to be participating in a free live webinar tomorrow on #Own Voices books, hosted by School Library Journal!
04/13/2017 09:19:04 AM
Come meet LEE & LOW BOOKS at the Texas Library Association annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
04/11/2017 11:55:51 AM
April is National Poetry Month. With so many forms of poetry to explore and share with students, what will you choose? Here are 4 ideas for using mentor texts to guide students in poetry study.
04/06/2017 07:00:27 AM
To celebrate National Poetry Month, we interview author Curtis Manley on writing haiku, poetry, and The Crane Girl.
04/04/2017 09:34:35 AM
Federal funding for libraries is once again in danger. In this post, reposted with permission from YALSA, we share some ways you can take action to protect library funding.
03/31/2017 07:00:55 AM
In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, we're highlighting activities and teaching resources to go with our children's book RENT PARTY JAZZ.
03/30/2017 10:58:20 AM
Lee & Low updates our infographic on diversity in children's book publishing and looks at the 2016 numbers.
03/28/2017 09:00:55 AM
Children’s book publisher LEE & LOW BOOKS is thrilled to announce the results of its fourth annual New Visions Award for new authors of color. This year, in partnership with First Book and the NEA Foundation, the award expanded to two winning ...
03/23/2017 09:20:46 AM
March is National Social Work Month! In this blog post we share 5 children's books that cover important topics in social work.
03/21/2017 10:37:18 AM
To honor one of Earth's most precious resources, we've gathered nine titles that will help readers discover the power of water and how it supports all kinds of life on Earth.
03/16/2017 10:54:38 AM
Today we are pleased to share this guest post from Librarian and Diversity Coordinator Laura Reiko Simeon on the power of book covers.
03/14/2017 07:00:37 AM
For Women's History Month, we've rounded up ten books about women who have made contributions in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
03/13/2017 07:00:38 AM
Get new ideas for lesson planning on topics that matter most. Join our free webinar on multicultural poetry for April's Poetry Month. The webinar is March 16th at 9:00pm EST / 6:00pm PST at Share My Lesson’s 5th annual Ideas & Innovations ...
03/09/2017 09:08:44 AM
After her recent interview about sensitivity readers, Editorial Director and Publisher of Tu Books, Stacy Whitman, further discusses the importance of cultural experts.
03/07/2017 09:55:33 AM
In this guest post, author and editor Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses the dehumanizing myths and misconceptions that hurt Native students. Currently, more than 600,000 Native American students attend our nation's K-12 public schools.
03/02/2017 10:36:59 AM
Bebop Books offers leveled books for guided reading and assessment in the classroom, classroom libraries, ELL/Dual Language programs, and more - all with a dedication to cultural authenticity.
02/28/2017 13:18:46 PM
As February comes to an end, we round out Black History Month with a spotlight on William “Doc” Key, a self-taught veterinarian who taught his horse Jim Key how to read, write, and calculate math problems.
02/27/2017 07:09:21 AM
Through Booklist, we recently explored how to use culturally responsive titles in a library's tolerance and anti-bullying units and book collections.
02/23/2017 11:36:27 AM
In 2015, we released an infographic and study on the diversity gap in the Academy Awards. Today, we take a look at the diversity records that have been broken in the 2017 Oscars nominations.
02/22/2017 10:48:25 AM
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas wins a NAACP Image Award.
02/21/2017 11:19:16 AM
This week we'll be attending the NABE (National Association for Bilingual Educators) Conference in Dallas, Texas. Will you be there? If so, please stop by booth #505 in the exhibit hall to say hello!
02/15/2017 09:41:40 AM
In honor of Black History Month, we’ve gathered eight of our favorite Black History Month Books for middle school.
02/13/2017 11:02:31 AM
In this guest post, writer Rebecca En-Szu Hu-Van Wright compiles a list of 9 children's books to read with kids for Valentine's Day that celebrate familial love.
02/10/2017 09:36:40 AM
Here are five reads from around the web that made us smile.
02/09/2017 00:00:09 AM
“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”–Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell barring Senator Elizabeth Warren from speaking Lee & Low Books is proud to publish stories of women who refused to be ...
02/08/2017 10:26:29 AM
As stories of bullying fill the news, many teachers, librarians, and parents are looking for helpful resources. Join us for a free, hour-long webinar in which publishers Lee & Low Books and Second Story Press will present titles that aim to ...
02/06/2017 12:40:06 PM
February is here! In honor of Black History Month, we've gathered ten of our favorite Black History Month Books for grade 3 to grade 6.
02/03/2017 10:23:59 AM
We've gathered five reads from around the web that made us smile.
02/02/2017 07:02:30 AM
As Fast As Words Could Fly was written by Pamela M. Tuck, illustrated by Eric Velasquez, and now on Storyline Online read by actor Dulé Hill.
01/31/2017 11:58:22 AM
February is almost upon us! Here are eight of our favorite Black History Month Books for kindergarten through grade 2.
01/30/2017 08:30:38 AM
A preview into the Tiny Stitches Teacher's Guide, including sample questions and activities.
01/27/2017 09:43:58 AM
We’ve gathered five of our favorite reads from around the web.
01/25/2017 07:15:01 AM
In this post, we give an inside peek into the experience of publishing with a small house and share 12 things that make Lee & Low a special place to publish.
01/23/2017 07:00:55 AM
LEE & LOW BOOKS Announces the Winner of Our 2016 New Voices Award Contest.
01/19/2017 10:24:46 AM
In this interview, Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore discuss their writing process, their stylistic differences, and working together to create the perfect story.
01/18/2017 07:00:56 AM
In this book list, we round up seven books about immigration.
01/17/2017 06:00:28 AM
LEE & LOW BOOKS, the 25-year-old children’s book publisher that focuses on diversity, will be making two major changes to its editorial department. Longtime Vice President/Editorial Director Louise May will step back from her administrative ...
01/13/2017 07:00:25 AM
We've gathered five of our favorite reads that have filled us with hope and excitement for the upcoming months.
01/12/2017 09:39:35 AM
January 16th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and to celebrate, we’ve gathered six books that highlight the works and accomplishments of civil rights activists and African American pioneers.
01/10/2017 07:00:27 AM
Gwendolyn Hooks, author of TINY STITCHES, shares some of her favorite readers' reactions to her book.
01/09/2017 07:04:00 AM
Guest post blogger, Maria Falgoust, is the librarian at International School of Brooklyn and shares her tips for organizing a multicultural, diverse book fair.
11/22/2016 07:00:22 AM
In this interview, author LaTisha Redding discusses how she tackles heavy themes in children’s books and what inspired her to write Henri’s story.
11/21/2016 08:00:47 AM
Celebrating LEE & LOW’s 25th Anniversary with a look back at 25 years of books. This post highlights the award-winning title SUMMONING THE PHOENIX, from our Shen's Book imprint.
11/21/2016 06:51:22 AM
In this guest post, educator and writer Tami Charles presents text-dependent questions and inquiry-based activities for students to practice close reading and critical thinking with the book Shame the Stars.
11/17/2016 10:09:21 AM
November 19th is National Adoption Day! And to celebrate, we are highlighting books that help children learn about and reflect on how families come together.
11/15/2016 07:00:10 AM
Our summer intern asks the question "Can fiction be a pathway to fact?" while looking at YA historical fiction.
11/14/2016 08:00:06 AM
Celebrating LEE & LOW's 25th Anniversary with a look back at 25 years of books. This post highlights Parrots Over Puerto Rico.
11/10/2016 10:49:07 AM
In this interview, author Donna Janell Bowman discusses the power of Doc and Jim Key’s message of kindness and what inspired her to write about one of the most famous performing duos in the country.
11/09/2016 07:12:18 AM
Senior Literacy Specialist Jill Eisenberg presents text-dependent questions for students to practice close reading and critical thinking with the book Ink and Ashes.
11/07/2016 07:09:46 AM
LEE & LOW BOOKS celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and to recognize how far the company has come, we are featuring one title a week to see how it is being used in classrooms today, as well as hear from the authors and illustrators. This ...
11/03/2016 08:00:24 AM
With Election Day just around the corner, we wanted to share these five titles that demonstrate everyday citizens of the United States taking action to create change for the better in their societies.