Multicultural and Diverse Books for Adults

Lee & Low Books has expanded its vast library to include a wide range of multicultural books for adults. We’re thrilled to further our mission to publish books about everyone – for everyone with adult works that share authentic stories about BIPOC, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, and many more communities—all through beautifully written prose and poetry. Fans of great adult literature, especially those who seek out trailblazing books from independent book publishers, will find something to love among our award-winning and critically-acclaimed novels, memoirs, true crime accounts, short story and poetry collections, and more. 


Lee and Low Books is proud to offer a variety of unique, captivating works of contemporary adult fiction and poetry. Whether readers are looking for thought-provoking literary fiction, gripping crime fiction and mysteries, or soul-stirring poetry, they can find them among Lee and Low’s fiction and nonfiction books for adults.

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Lee and Low Books offers an exciting array of eye-opening nonfiction books for adults. From rich, underground histories, to forthright memoirs by insightful authors, to fascinating true crime, these titles give readers an in-depth look into some of the most important and consistently relevant topics of our time.

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Upcoming Webinar: Wonder, Knowledge, and Joy in Early Literacy Webinar

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Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, August 28th, 2024 at 3:00 PM ET with Dr. Barbara Flores, professor, expert bilingual educator, and creator of the groundbreaking Bebop Más Piñata Series.


10 Books in Spanish Soaring Onto Shelves

Stock your shelves and summer reading lists with these 10 books in Spanish, available now or soaring onto shelves near you soon Continue reading


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


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Make It, Take It

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A Tightly Raveled Mind

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Cold Type

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Dealing Death and Drugs

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