Just Be YOU!

I Can Be...Me!

The Final Books in the Confetti Kids Series

The Talent Show & A Special Goodbye

A Magical Look at Your Family's Roots

Speculation by Nisi Shawl

2023 Pura Belpré Award Winner!

Where Wonder Grows / Donde las maravillas crecen

Multicultural Children's Books

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

The Open Book Blog

Books to Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month

March is Music in Our Schools Month, which was created to increase music education and remind us that students should have access to music at school. Here at Lee & Low, we are big music fans and…


New Release: I Can Be . . . Me!

Today, we are delighted to celebrate the release of I Can Be . . . Me! by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Maya Gonzalez Continue reading


JUNA AND APPA for Read Across America 2022-2023

We’re excited to share that Juna and Appa by Jane Park and illustrated by Felicia Hoshino was selected as a featured title for National Education Association’s Read Across America 2022-2023 Continue


Awards & Honors

Bottle Tops: The Art of El Anatsui is a Children's Africana Book Awards winner!

Where Wonder Grows is a 2023 Pura Belpré Award Winner for Illustration!

Still Dreaming/Seguimos soñando is a 2023 Pura Belpré Award Honor for Illustration!

Juna and Appa is a 2023 Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended title!

El cuarto turquesa/The Turquoise Room is a 2023 Rise: A Feminist Book Project Top Ten Title!

Vámonos was selected for the 2023 TLA 2x2 Reading List!

Fight Back is a Jane Addams Children's Book Award finalist!

Thirty Talks Weird Love has been selected to receive a 2022 Southwest Book Award!

Speculation received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews!

Echoes of Grace is a Spirit of Texas Reading List (SPOT) pick for grades 6-12!

New Educator Resources

Check out our 2023 Diverse Summer Reading List!

Browse our shareable 2023 frontlist catalog featuring our spring & summer 2023 titles!

RB Media will be publishing audiobooks of our titles!

Watch the Webinar: SEL on Your Shelf!

Check out this educator resource: a toolkit for building a diverse SEL library!

You can find everything you need to know about Lee & Low with our brochure.

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.

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!