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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.
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Awards & Honors
Ten Lee & Low titles were selected for The Best Children's Books of the Year for 2022 list by The Bank Street College of Education!
Bottle Tops received a starred review from Booklist!
Echoes of Grace has received a star from Publishers Weekly!
Butterfly for a King is a Cook Prize Silver Medalist!
Echoes of Grace has received a Kirkus star!
Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame has been chosen as a Global Read Aloud Choice for 2022!
New Educator Resources
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!
Our Reconstruction webinar collection includes books that discuss the period of U.S. Reconstruction, slavery, the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and issues in present day.
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.
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!