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Social and Emotional Learning During a Pandemic: A High Schooler’s Perspective

In this blog post, Lee & Low intern Dylan Low reflects on her own experiences to highlight the importance of social and emotional learning/health for students in the time of the COVID-19


Addressing the Overwhelming Need for an Early Childhood Program Focused on Young Dual Language Learners

Picture of el sol del verano on top of pile of COLLTS Teacher's guides Written by Patricia Garcia-Arena, Ph.D., Principal Researcher at the American Institutes for Research, this blog post explores the need for dual language learners (DLLs) to be exposed to…


New Release: Where Wonder Grows and Donde las maravillas crecen

Today we are incredibly excited to celebrate the release of Where Wonder Grows and Donde las maravillas crecen by Xelena González and Adriana M. Garcia. From the creators of the Pura Belpré…


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

Check out our STEM Diverse Reading Booklist for grades PreK through 8+!

Learn how all children can benefit from the COLLTS PreK Curriculum!

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

Find anti-racism children's books in our new Anti-Racism Diverse Reading List!

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. 

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Awards & Honors

The Protest has been named a Best Book of 2021 for Beginning Readers by Kirkus Reviews!

Boy, Everywhere is a Booklist Editors' Choice pick!

Black Was the Ink recieved a starred review from Booklist!

Boy, Everywhere has been named a Best Middle Grade Book of 2021 by Kirkus Reviews!

Butterfly for a King has been chosen as an NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended Book!

The Electric Slide and Kai is a Best Picture Book of the Year from Kirkus Reviews!

Seven Golden Rings is a Massachusetts Book Award Honor!

Boy, Everywhere and Butterfly for a King are picks for the 2021 Best of the Best Books from the Chicago Public Library!

The Witch Owl Parliament is a Best Books for Teens 2021 pick from the New York Public Library!

Butterfly for a King was selected as a longlist title for the 2022 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Children's Science Picture Book category!

Seven Lee & Low titles were selected for Bank Street College's The Best Children's Books of the Year 2021 Edition!

Magic Like That received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews!

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!

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!