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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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Utilizing Picture Books in Upper-Grade Curriculum

Many middle school teachers are skeptical of utilizing picture books in the upper-grade curriculum. While they have positive attitudes toward picture books in general, there can be hesitancy to add…


Upcoming Webinar: SEL on your Shelf: Using Books to Build SEL Skills

How do we select the right book to teach SEL skills, competencies, and values that will guide our students through academic, social, and emotional development and challenges? How can we be…


New Releases: The Harvey Milk Story and Cómo Aidan llegó a ser un hermano

We have two very exciting releases today: The Harvey Milk Story by Kari Krakow, illustrated by David Gardner, and Cómo Aidan llegó a ser un hermano by Kyle Lukoff, illustrated by Kaylani Juanita (the…


Awards & Honors


The Witch Owl Parliament (Clockwork Curandera I) is an Eisner Award nominee! 

The Witch Owl Parliament (Clockwork Curandera I) is a Locus Award finalist!

Ten Lee & Low titles were selected for The Best Children's Books of the Year for 2022 list by The Bank Street College of Education!

Bottle Tops received a starred review from Booklist!

Echoes of Grace has received a star from Publishers Weekly!

Butterfly for a King is a Cook Prize Silver Medalist!

Echoes of Grace has received a Kirkus star!

Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame has been chosen as a Global Read Aloud Choice for 2022!

New Educator Resources

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

Learn 3 ways to teach writing with Bebop Books!

Watch the recording of our 2022 Showcase, featuring all of our 2022 titles!

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

Our Reconstruction webinar collection includes books that discuss the period of U.S. Reconstruction, slavery, the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and issues in present day.

We have fun, diverse titles ready for you to peruse in our Books About Joy collection!

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!