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Press Releases

Press Release information for Lee & Low

April 4, 1993
The New York Times
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Book Review, Children's Books
By Ira Berkow
Reprinted from The New York Times

This full-page book review of Baseball Saved Us literally put LEE & LOW BOOKS on the map in our very first year of publishing.

Winter 2007
Multicultural Review, Volume 16, Number 4
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Descubriendo el sabor: Spanish Bilingual Book Publishing and Cultural Authenticity
By Jamie Campbell Naidoo and Julia Lopez-Robertson
Reprinted with permission from
Multicultural Review

A thorough article on the Spanish bilingual book market. Includes interviews with publishers who produce Spanish titles. We do not provide the article in its entirety, only the section LEE & LOW participated in which outlines our approach to this market.
June/July 2007
Audrey Magazine
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Trailblazers, A Storybook Tale
By Lan N. Nguyen
Reprinted with permission from Audrey Magazine

This article contains an interview with LEE & LOW's owners and offers a profile of the company's mission and progress.
Fall 2007
Balanced Reading Instruction, Volume 14
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Balancing Words, Pictures, and Diversity:
The Story of LEE & LOW BOOKS

By Jason Low
Reprinted with permission from Balanced Reading Instruction, a professional, referred journal published by the Balanced Reading Instruction Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association.

This article shares insight into the importance of finding and publishing captivating, well-written, and well-illustrated books while revealing a universal vision of the human spirit.
May 2008
Book Links
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From Comics Fan to Children's Publisher
By Jason Low
Reprinted with permission from Book Links

How comic books and graphic novels can lead to becoming a life long reader. Also includes observations on how traditional publishers attempt to incorporate graphic novels into their storytelling arsenals.
May 2008
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Culture by the Book
By Jason Low
Reprinted with permission from Thompson Hospitality Compass Group

Unity is a celebration of the food, art, and culture of diverse communities throughout North America. The article profiled LEE & LOW for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
February 2009
The Rivertowns Enterprise
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Parks' book makes its mark on library's fortunes
By Sylvia O'Hagan
Reprinted with permission from the Rivertowns Enterprise

The Rivertowns Enterprise is the hometown newspaper of Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, and Irvington, NY. The article profiled LEE & LOW president Tom Low and how his donation of a signed copy of Dear Mrs. Parks to a local public library auction had reached a high bid of $1,200.

February 2010
Multiculturalism Rocks
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Monday Interview with LEE & LOW BOOKS
By Nathalie Mvondo

MR's blog featured a short interview with Publisher Jason Low about the company's history while sharing the latest CCBC statistics on diverse books published each year.

March 2010
Publishers Weekly
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Lee & Low Gets New Imprint
By John A Sellers

Publishers Weekly covered the launch of Tu Books and interviewed LEE & LOW Publisher Jason Low.
April 2010
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Q&A with LEE & LOW
By Aline Pereira

Papertiger's blog covered the release of , First Come the Zebra and interviewed LEE & LOW Publisher Jason Low about the company's progress.

November 2010
iO9 Exclusive
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Inside Tu Books, a new publisher focusing on
multicultural SF and fantasy books for kids

By Charlie Jane Anders

An interview with Tu Books, Editorial Director, Stacy Whitman on how Tu Books came to be.

January 2011
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A Conversation with LEE & LOW BOOKS
By Ann Parker, Ph.D.

Worlds of Words from the University of Arizona College of Education featured an interview with Publisher Jason Low about the company's history, mission, and future.

September 2011
Publishers Weekly
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Spotlighting YA
How smaller and mid-sized publishers
are addressing the teen market

By Sally Lodge

Publishers Weekly included the debut list of Tu Books, in a roundup of small to mid-sized publishers.

January 2012
Publishers Weekly
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Lee & Low Acquires Children's Book Press
By Wendy Werris

Publishers Weekly reports the details of the acquisition of Children's Book Press.

April 2012
The Journal News
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Book Publisher Lee & Low Expands
By Ernie Garcia

The Journal News reports the expansion of the company with the addition of Children's Book Press.

April 2012
The Rivertowns Enterprise
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Lee & Low Makes Diversity the Everyday
By Jackie Lupo

Reprinted with permission from the Rivertowns Enterprise

The Rivertowns Enterprise is the hometown newspaper of Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, and Irvington, NY. The article profiled LEE & LOW publisher Jason Low and the recent progress of the company.

June 2012
Crain's New York Business
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Multicultural publisher holds its own
By Maggie Overfelt

Reprinted with permission from Crain's

Crain's reported on LEE & LOW'S growth despite competition from giant rivals.

June 15, 2012
WVOX Radio 1460 AM
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Radio Interview with Publisher, Jason Low
By Paul Feiner

Posted with permission from WVOX

Interview on WVOX, an independent, family-owned radio station. Known as "The Authentic Voice of the People" and the voice of Westchester, NY for over fifty years.

December 7, 2012
Huffpost Live: Dora the Outlier
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Streaming video with Marketing/Publicity Manager, Hannah Ehrlich
Hosted by Alicia Menendez

Streaming panel discussion on the need for more Latino books for children. A reaction video to a New York Times article.

December 18, 2012
Publishers Weekly
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Books for Young Latinos Exist – Just Not in the Classroom
By Paige Crutcher

A reaction piece to a New York Times article. Includes commentary from Marketing/Publicity Manager, Hannah Ehrlich.

January 2013
Book Links
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Special Focus: Twenty Years
of Multicultural Publishing

By Jason Low
Posted with permission from Book Links

As LEE & LOW celebrates its twenty year commitment to multicultural books, publisher, Jason Low reflects on the past, present, and future. This special issue also features a cover by R. Gregory Christie with an illustration from It Jes' Happened. Also included: a Common Core Connections companion piece written by our resident litaracy expert Jaclyn DeForge.
March/April 2013
Horn Book Magazine
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Jack (and Jill) Be Nimble:
An Interview with Mary Cash and Jason Low

By Roger Sutton

An interview with Mary Cash, Vice President and Editor in Chief of Holiday House and LEE & LOW publisher Jason Low. The interview focused on the differences between small independent houses and large publishers.
March 11, 2013
The New York Times
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2 Awards for Multicultural Books
Media Section

By Leslie Kaufman

Two $500,000 Awards go to HarperCollins and LEE & LOW BOOKS from First Book. The awards will be used to provide multicultural books for low income children.

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