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Lee & Low Books is the largest multicultural children's book publisher in the United States. We are your diversity source.

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If you’re a parent, caregiver, or homeschooler and you’re looking for ways to supplement your child’s learning materials at home, help your young students as they embark on remote learning this…

 

Upcoming September Tea Time Talks: Meet Our Editors and Authors

Tea Time Talks Curious about the ins-and-outs of the editorial process? Join us for our September Tea Time Talks  between our authors and editors In these short, casual conversations, get a behind-the-scenes…

 

How Labeling Books as “Diverse” Reinforces White Supremacy

In this guest post, librarian Alexandria Brown discusses the issues with labeling books as “diverse” and other ways we can build and promote a more equitable library collection.  Every so often…

 

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Check out our new Beginning Reader Conferencing Documents from Literacy Expert Jennifer Serravallo! 

Discover our Social and Emotional Learning Diverse Reading List

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Awards & Honors

When Aidan Became a Brother received four starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly!

Todos iguales/All Equal received three starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly!

Indian No More received two starred reviews from School Library Journal and Booklist!

I Remember, When Aidan Became a Brother, and Zombies Don't Eat Veggies! were named Best Books of 2019 from Kirkus Reviews!

Under My Hijab received two starred reviews from Foreword Reviews and School Library Journal!

I Remember received three starred reviews from School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly!

 

About Us

LEE & LOW BOOKS is the largest multicultural children's book publisher in the country. We are also one of the few minority-owned publishing companies in the United States.

Founded in 1991, we have always been family-owned and independent, which means we publish what we want and aren't afraid to take risks. Our books have won major awards including the Coretta Scott King Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the NAACP Image Award, and many more.

LEE & LOW BOOKS is committed to publishing diverse books that are about everyone, for everyone. We are dedicated to cultural authenticity, and we make a special effort to work with new authors and illustrators of color.

We publish multicultural children's books for every age, including leveled books for beginning readers, picture books, early chapter books, middle grade, and young adult books. We also publish a wide selection of bilingual and Spanish language books.

Visit our testimonials page to see some of the people and organizations who support our work!