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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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When You Get to the Other Side: Mariana Osorio Gumá in Conversation with Translator Cecilia Weddell

Days before When You Get to the Other Side published, its author, Mariana Osorio Gumá, and translator, Cecilia Weddell, sat down to have a conversation about the book, what inspired it, and the…


New Release: Vámonos: Mexican Folk Art Transport in English and Spanish

Today, we are excited to celebrate the release of Vámonos: Mexican Folk Art Transport in English and Spanishby Cynthia Weill, with folk-art pieces by Oaxacan craftsmen Augustín Tinoco Cruz, Martín…


Read the World: Celebrating Translated Works

Translated works are a wonderful way to share a diversity of stories and experiences across language barriers. Here at Lee & Low Books, we have several translated titles to celebrate, including…


Awards & Honors

Copycat received a starred review from School Library Journal!

Vámonos received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews!

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

Nacho's Nachos is a 2022-23 Delaware Diamonds winning title!

Kiyoshi's Walk and Butterfly for a King made the 2022-23 Delaware Diamonds list!

The Sky We Shared received a starred review from Publishers Weekly!

Bottle Tops received a starred review from Shelf Awareness!

The Witch Owl Parliament (Clockwork Curandera I) is a Whippoorwill Book Award winner!

Nobody's Pilgrims won the Gold Medal for Best Novel - Adventure or Drama in English at the International Latino Book Awards!

The Witch Owl Parliament (Clockwork Curandera I) is an Eisner Award nominee! 

The Witch Owl Parliament (Clockwork Curandera I) is a Locus Award finalist!

Bottle Tops received a starred review from Booklist!

New Educator Resources

Watch the Webinar: SEL on Your Shelf!

Discover all of the Spanish titles we are publishing in 2022!

Learn how to utilize picture books in upper-grade curriculums

Find out how to use writing to support vocabulary acquisition with Bebop Books!

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

Watch the recording of our 2022 Showcase, featuring all of our 2022 titles!

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

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

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

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

Discover our Native American and Indigenous Booklist

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!