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Awards & Honors
Sharuko: El arqueólogo peruano/Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello received the Pura Belpré Award Illustrator Honor from the American Library Association (ALA)!
The Electric Slide and Kai received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews!
She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm is a NAACP Image Award Nominee!
Kiyoshi's Walk received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews!
Sharuko: El arqueólogo peruano/Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello received three starred reviews from The Horn Book, Booklist, and School Library Journal!
Julieta and the Diamond Enigma, Nacho'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!
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.
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