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Lee & Low Books Announces 2018 New Visions Award Winners

New Visions Winners New York, NY—Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books, is thrilled to announce the results of its fifth annual New Visions Award for new authors of color. Established to combat the low number…

 

Five Reasons Why Your Manuscript Didn’t Win

It’s May and with the arrival of spring comes the opening of the nineteenth annual Lee & Low New Voices Award! We reviewed submissions from the past few years and identified several common…

 

The Diversity Gap in Children’s Book Publishing, 2018

In February, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) released its statistics on the number of children’s books by and about people of color published in 2017. In 2016, we witnessed a…

 

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Awards & Honors

Sparkle Boy received an Irma Black Award Honor from Bank Street College of Education!

Every Month Is a New Year received three Starred Reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly!

Midnight Teacher received a Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews!

Shame the Stars was included in the 2018 Tayshas Reading List from Texas Library Association!

The Crane Girl received the Freeman Book Award from the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia!

I Am Alfonso Jones received a Starred Review from School Library Journal!

Rebel Seoul received three Starred Reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal and Foreword Reviews!

 

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!