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Why Do We Need Diverse Books in Non-Diverse Schools?

In this guest post, Taun M. Wright, CGuest BloggerEO of Equal Read, lays out some of the arguments for using diverse books in all schools, regardless of student demographics DeAvian was a disengaged student,…


Where to Find Culturally Diverse Literature to Pair with Your Required Curriculum

We hear over and over again from teachers across the country how they want to infuse more culturally responsive and relevant texts into their district or school-mandated curriculum It’s…


The Importance of Great Teachers: Gordon Sato at Manzanar

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Exciting News to Share for 2015

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor

Water Rolls, Water Rises and Call Me Tree are on the 2015-2016 Tejas Star Reading List from the TLA!

Water Rolls, Water Rises, Twenty-two Cents, Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Lend a Hand, The Hula-Hoopin' Queen, Call Me Tree, and King for a Day are CCBC Choices

Dreaming Up and Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash won the Monarch Award from the Illinois School Library Media Association.

Poems in the Attic received a Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty was chosen as a Popular Paperback for Young Adults from YALSA!

Educator News

Celebrate all month long with our March book roundup

March is a time when we pause and celebrate the great contributions made by women in history. For ideas, check out 10 Great Women of Color Whose Stories You Should Know.

Watch Abe Barretto, Vice President of Educational Sales at LEE & LOW, talk about why children need diverse books on Univision Noticias.

Discover the joyous and universal poems of Francisco Alarcón’s personal exploration of the Magical Cycle of the Seasons while learning about family, community, and caring for each other and the world in which we live.

Happy National Women's History Month! In honor of Hiromi Suzuki, try your hand at making your own sushi with this delicious recipe.

Build your diverse bookshelf one theme at a time with LEE & LOW book-inspired activities by The Educators’ Spin On It. For January’s art theme, illustrate the colors of your world with the Color Your World Painting Project.

Explore LEE & LOW's Active Learner Teacher's Guides that are always FREE to use online or download.