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Watch the Webinar: LGBTQ+ Children’s Books

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for our webinar, “LGBTQ+ Children’s Books: A Conversation with Authors.” If you missed it live, or just want to watch it again, here is a recording of…

 

Diverse Summer Reading Recommendations for Grades 3-5

Diverse Summer Reading List As we continue our “For Fans Of” Summer Reading blog series, we’ll spotlight books for children in grades 3 through 5 in this post. In order to keep kids thinking critically about the books…

 

How to Critically Select Children’s Books with Representations of Disability Experiences

In this guest blog post, Monica Kleekamp, a PhD candidate in the department of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum at the University of Missouri-Columbia, discusses the importance of inclusive…

 

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Awards & Honors

Stone River Crossing received three starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly!

Under My Hijab received a starred review from Foreword Reviews!

Midnight Teacher has been selected for the 2019 Teachers’ Choices Reading List from ILA!

Congratulations to our New Voices Award Winner and Honor!

Benji, the Bad Day, and Me received a starred review from Shelf Awareness!

Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle received a two starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal!

Hammering for Freedom received three starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Booklist and School Library Journal!

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!