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

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Let’s Talk: Children’s and Teen Books that Encourage Dialogue

Let's Talk_ Books that Encourage Dialogue In this guest post, New York Public Library Head of Teen Services Elisa Garcia and Shauntee Burns-Simpson, Manager of the New York Public Library School Support Program, share some of their…

 

Tips for Reading Poetry Aloud to Children

Since Poetry Month is in full swing, we asked some of our poets at Lee & Low Books  to provide tips for reading poetry to kids and students. Read suggestions from Pat Mora, author of Yum!

 

Book List: 10 Picture Books That Are Not About Oppression

Diverse Picture Books Not About Oppression In looking for books with protagonists of color, most readers find that the books they see about protagonists of color surround their marginalization (in fact, this recent New York Times piece on…

 

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Awards & Honors

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!

Ahimsa received two Starred Reviews from 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!