Not Your Average Joyride

Nobody's Pilgrims

Celebrate Appas!

Juna and Appa

The Coquíes Are Calling You Home

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A Love Letter to Family

¡Ándale, Prieta!

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Behind the History: A Guest Post by Shirley Reva Vernick

In this guest post, author Shirley Reva Vernick shares her personal connections to historical events and how they led her to write about history in her novels. Her latest historical fiction book…


NEW RESOURCE: A Toolkit for Building a Diverse SEL Library

How do we select the right book to teach SEL skills, competencies, and values that will guide our students through academic, social, and emotional development and challenges? While no one text can or…


Art from the Everyday: A Guest Post by Alison Goldberg

In this guest post, author Alison Goldberg explores how found objects can reveal their stories when turned into art, just as El Anatsui’s sculptures reveal the stories of the objects that they are…


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Our Reconstruction webinar collection includes books that discuss the period of U.S. Reconstruction, slavery, the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and issues in present day.

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We have fun, diverse titles ready for you to peruse in our new Books About Joy collection!

Learn how all children can benefit from the COLLTS PreK Curriculum!

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Awards & Honors

Ten Lee & Low titles were selected for The Best Children's Books of the Year for 2022 list by The Bank Street College of Education!

Bottle Tops received a starred review from Booklist!

Echoes of Grace has received a star from Publishers Weekly!

Butterfly for a King is a Cook Prize Silver Medalist!

Julieta and the Diamond Enigma has been selected for the grades 3-5 list for the Sunshine State Young Readers Award!

The Electric Slide and Kai has been selected for the Sunshine State Young Readers Jr. Award list!

Echoes of Grace has received a Kirkus star!

Butterfly for a King is a 2022 Green Earth Book Award Honor Book!

Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame has been chosen as a Global Read Aloud Choice for 2022!

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!