Bebop-slider_2019_1-rev

Bebop Books Collections

Bebop Guided Reading Collections
Whatwebelieve_slider_final

Upcoming Webinar: Black Lives Matter in the Classroom

Register Here
Sevengoldenrings_slider_final_2

Fill the Night with Song

Seven Golden Rings
Lionqueens_slider_final

Meet the Lion Queens

The Lion Queens of India
Readingrecovery_slider-rev_notext

Reading Recovery® Library

Reading Recovery® Bebop Books collections
Customorder_2019_1

Build a Custom Order

Need help? Start here.

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

The Open Book Blog

Announcing Lee & Low Books’ 2020 New Voices Award Winner and Honor

New Voices Award WinnerNew York, NY—January 19, 2021—LEE & LOW BOOKS is excited to announce that Vanessa Lewis of Hawthorne, California, is the winner of the company’s twenty-first annual New Voices Award. Her…

 

Cover Reveal: The Shadow Prince by David Anthony Durham

Five deadly tests. Only One Shadow Prince.  Today we’re so excited to reveal the cover for our upcoming middle grade novel, The Shadow Prince by David Anthony Durham, coming September 2021…

 

The Story Behind What We Believe: A Black Lives Matter Principles Activity Book

Laleña Garcia has taught in New York City early childhood education programs for more than twenty years. What We Believe: A Black Lives Matter Principles Activity Book grew out of her work with…

 

Recent Tweets

New Educator Resources

We're here to help. Check out our Virtual and Distance Learning Resources!

Discover our Native American and Indigenous Booklist

Email us to create a Customized Classroom Library Collection.

How culturally responsive is your classroom library? Use our free Classroom Library Questionnaire to find out. 

Download the FREE Building Classroom Community Unit for Kindergarten

Awards & Honors

Sharuko: El arqueólogo peruano/Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello received three starred reviews from The Horn Book, Booklist, and School Library Journal!

Dream Builder and The Lion Queens of India were named Orbis Pictus Award Recommended Titles from the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE). 

Seven Golden Rings received two starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist!

Nacho's Nachos and She Was the First! were named Best Books of 2020 from Kirkus Reviews!

Julieta and the Diamond EnigmaNacho's Nachos and Sharuko: El arqueólogo peruano/Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello were named Best Books of 2020 from the New York Public Library!

Butterfly for a King received a starred review from Booklist!

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!