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Multicultural Children's Books

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

The Open Book Blog

Watch Now: Foster Multilingual Learners Through Story: In Conversation with Lee & Low Authors

Thank you to all who joined the “Foster Multilingual Learners Through Story: In Conversation with Lee & Low Authors” panel on November 8, 2022. The NYC Department of Education hosted this panel…


6 Books for Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. Here at Lee & Low Books, we publish a range of Native American, Indigenous, and First Nations children’s books, many of which were written or…


Meet Lee & Low Books at NCTE 2022!

The National Council for the Teachers of English Annual Convention and the ALAN Workshop are next week, and we’re so excited to meet everyone! The conference will take place in Anaheim from November…


Awards & Honors

Echoes of Grace is a Spirit of Texas Reading List (SPOT) pick for grades 6-12!

Ten Blocks to the Big WokCopycatEl cuarto turquesa/The Turquoise Room, and Still Dreaming/Seguimos soñando is on the New York Public Library's Best Books for Kids 2022 list!

Donde las maravillas crecen and Ten Blocks to the Big Wok made the Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books list for 2022!

Black Was the Ink is a 2022 Grateful American Book Prize winner!

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!

New Educator Resources

Watch the virtual launch event for How We Can Live: Principles of Black Lives Matter.

Watch the Webinar: SEL on Your Shelf!

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!

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!