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

Due to the transition into a new warehouse, orders place between 7/13/2023 to 7/21/2023 will be
process on 7/24/2023. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Books to Celebrate the Olympics

Artwork showing disabled athletes from the book Tenacious with the words "Books to Celebrate the Olympics"
Celebrate the upcoming Olympic Games and the recent addition of breaking as an Olympic sport with books that highlight a diverse cast of athletes and trailblazers Continue reading


New Release: Wat Takes His Shot

Today, we are delighted to celebrate the release of Wat Takes His Shot: The Life & Legacy of Basketball Hero Wataru Misaka, the stirring biography of Japanese American basketball star Wataru…


Centering Muslim Voices: A Guest Post by Aamna Qureshi

This post by Aamna Qureshi originally appeared on SLJ Teen Librarian Toolbox. When a Brown Girl Flees is available now wherever books are sold Continue reading


Awards & Honors

Wat Takes His Shot received a starred review from School Library Journal!

Pedro's Yo-Yos received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews!

Kicked Out received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews!

Breaking to the Beat! is a New York Public Library Best Book of 2023!

Montgomery and the Case of the Golden Key is a Chicago Public Library 2023 Best of the Best Books pick!

Breaking to the Beat! is a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2023!

Empty and Me: A Tale of Friendship and Loss received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Foreword Reviews!

Tenacious received a starred review from Booklist!

Breaking to the Beat! received starred reviews from Booklist, The Horn Book, and Kirkus Reviews!

The Moonlit Vine received starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus Reviews!

Where Wonder Grows is a 2023 Pura Belpré Award Winner for Illustration!

Still Dreaming/Seguimos soñando is a 2023 Pura Belpré Award Honor for Illustration!

New Educator Resources

Check out our 2024 Diverse Summer Reading List!

Watch our Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 Showcase with author Hena Khan!

Browse our 2023-2024 Book of the Month School Year Calendar!

Watch the Webinar: Centering Disabilities in the Classroom

Peruse through our new Reading Skills Book List!

Our new AAPI Book List for Pre-K to 12 is here!

Discover our new Diversity in Civics Diverse Book List!

Browse our shareable 2023 frontlist catalog featuring all of this year's new titles!

Check out this educator resource: a toolkit for building a diverse SEL library!

You can find everything you need to know about Lee & Low with our brochure.

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

Find anti-racism children's books in our Anti-Racism Diverse Reading List!

Email us to create a Customized Classroom Library Collection.

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!