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Why We’re Asking Publishers to Join Our Diversity Baseline Survey

diversity102-logoIf you’ve been following us for a while, you know that over the past few years we’ve released a series of infographics about the diversity gap in different industries including publishing, film, te


How to Read With Your Rising First Graders and Kinders This Summer

For parents of soon-to-be kindergartners and first graders, helping their children be prepared for the start of school can be exciting and daunting (and not just for students) What can parents do…


Submit Your Picture Book Manuscript to the New Voices Award!

New Voices Award sealSummer is almost there! That means that the sixteenth annual NEW VOICES AWARD is now open for submissions. Established in 2000, the New Voices Award was one of the first (and remains one of the…


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Awards & Honors

Exciting News to Share for 2015

Lend a Hand is on the NCTE Notable Poetry List!

Water Rolls, Water Rises received the John Borroughs Riverby Award from the American Museum of Natural History!

Summoning the Phoenix is a finalist for the Northern California Book Award in Children's Literature!

As Fast As Words Could Fly received the Storytelling World Resource Award!

Ink and Ashes received a Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews!

Water Roll, Water Rises and Little Melba and Her Big Trombone are Best Books of the Year: Outstanding Merit from Bank Street College of Education! 

Poems in the Attic received a Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews

Water Rolls, Water Rises is on the Green Earth Book Award Short List from The Nature Generation!

Educator News

Celebrate all month long with our May book roundup.

Watch Kevin Costner and co-star Jillian Estell read Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream from the Screen Actors Guild Foundation & Storyline Online.

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Check out Anna May Wong and Women of Color in Hollywood Today.

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 Cycle of the Seasons while learning about family, community, and caring for each other and the world in which we live.

Build your diverse bookshelf one theme at a time with LEE & LOW book-inspired activities by The Educators’ Spin On It. For April's theme, learn about & celebrate the Moon with this delicious Moon Bread activity!

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