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

Due to the transition into a new warehouse, orders place between 7/13/2023 to 7/21/2023 will be
process on 7/24/2023. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® Launches Read Aloud Campaign to Protect the Freedom to Read

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At Lee and Low, we are thrilled to support the efforts of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools as they commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project



New York, NY, June 28, 2024 LEE & LOW BOOKS INC. is the recipient of the 2024 ALAN Award, marking the first time a publishing company has been honored Continue reading


Upcoming Share My Lesson Webinar: Centering Disabilities in the K–8 Classroom with Nonfiction Texts

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Register for a free webinar hosted by Share My Lesson on Wednesday, July 24th, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET with Patty Cisneros Prevo, two-time Paralympic gold medalist, disability advocate, and author of 


Awards & Honors

Wat Takes His Shot received a starred review from School Library Journal!

Pedro's Yo-Yos received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews!

Kicked Out received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews!

Breaking to the Beat! is a New York Public Library Best Book of 2023!

Montgomery and the Case of the Golden Key is a Chicago Public Library 2023 Best of the Best Books pick!

Breaking to the Beat! is a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2023!

Empty and Me: A Tale of Friendship and Loss received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Foreword Reviews!

Tenacious received a starred review from Booklist!

Breaking to the Beat! received starred reviews from Booklist, The Horn Book, and Kirkus Reviews!

The Moonlit Vine received starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus Reviews!

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!

New Educator Resources

Get ready for fall with our 2024-2025 Book of the Month School Year Calendar!

Download our 2024 New Titles Flyer!

Check out our 2024 Diverse Summer Reading List!

Watch our Fall 2024 Seasonal Showcase with authors Olivia Abtahi & Isabel Quintero!

Watch the Webinar: Centering Disabilities in the Classroom

Peruse through our Reading Skills Book List!

Discover our Diversity in Civics Diverse Book List!

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!

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!