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2023 Pura Belpré Award Winner!

Where Wonder Grows / Donde las maravillas crecen
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2023 Pura Belpré Award Honor!

Still Dreaming/Seguimos soñando
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Multicultural Children's Books

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

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Sneak Peek: Lee & Low’s Spring-Summer 2023

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First page of Spring & Summer 2023 frontlist title catalog
2023 Frontlist Catalog
2023 is well underway, and we are excited to kick off another publishing year full of books for everyone, about everyone! Whether it’s a picture book about children’s…

 

TWO LEE & LOW BOOKS TAKE HOME PURA BELPRÉ AWARDS AT THE 2023 AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS

Graphic that says "¡Felicidades! Lee & Low Books congratulates our ALA Award Winners". The cover of Where Wonder Grows is at the bottom left with the caption "2023 Pura Belpré Youth Illustration Award Winner", and the cover of Still Dreaming / Seguimos soñando is at the bottom right with the caption "2023 Pura Belpré Youth Illustration Honor Book".
New York, NY (January 31, 2023) — The American Library Association (ALA) announced the following Pura Belpré awards for two titles published by LEE & LOW BOOKS INC.: Where Wonder Grows

 

10 Books by Black Authors for Black History Month 2023

10 Books for Black History Month covers shown in two rows. Top row (left to right): The Electric Slide and Kai, Magic Like That, The Shadow Prince, Snitchers, Black Was the Ink
Bottom row (left to right): Marvelous Mabel, Stacey Abrams, How We Can Live, Speculation, That Summer Night on Frenchmen Street
Lee & Low is proud to publish Black authors and illustrators all year long. As Black History Month approaches, remember to center stories by Black creators in your discussions. Here are some of…

 

Awards & Honors

Speculation received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews!

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

Ten Blocks to the Big WokCopycatEl cuarto turquesa/The Turquoise Room, and Still Dreaming/Seguimos soñando is on the New York Public Library's Best Books for Kids 2022 list!

Donde las maravillas crecen and Ten Blocks to the Big Wok made the Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books list for 2022!

Black Was the Ink is a 2022 Grateful American Book Prize winner!

Copycat received a starred review from School Library Journal!

Vámonos received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews!

New Educator Resources

This just in: RB Media will be publishing audiobooks of our titles!

Browse our 2022 titles that got starred reviews and made best of the year lists.

Watch the virtual launch event for How We Can Live: Principles of Black Lives Matter.

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!