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Middle School

LEE & LOW BOOKS offers a wide range of books for struggling, grade level, and advanced readers in middle school. These collections embrace a range of complexity to meet all students' needs and explore a variety of interdisciplinary content.

Leveled Classroom Libraries

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Find the perfect book below-, at-, and above-grade level for struggling, grade-level, and advanced readers. All the books in this section are leveled T–Z for your small group instruction, guided reading programs, and classroom libraries. Discover rich nonfiction, social studies and science-aligned content, and a mix of new and classic titles.
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Social and Emotional Learning

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Support preteens and teens in your social and emotional learning curriculum and program with books that build a positive sense of self. Our social and emotional learning (SEL) books and text sets help students effectively apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, and establish and maintain respectful relationships. Stories of realistic, contemporary characters and real historic figures enable readers to emotionally connect to and envision different experiences to help initiate discussions about positive change.
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Social Studies and History

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From geography and human rights to U.S. history and world history, discover thematic books and text sets you need for your social studies curriculum. Help students explore different cultures and the world around them through immersive stories about traditional customs, values, new environments, and diverse perspectives.
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Spanish, Bilingual, and Language Collections

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Discover award-winning books available in Spanish and other world languages. Our original, authentic stories will help you teach in a bilingual or dual language program, deepen a student's engagement to Spanish, scaffold a student into English, and bridge classroom read-alouds with non-English-speaking parents at home. The text sets include original titles, translations of LEE & LOW BOOKS’ classics, and bilingual books for English Language Learners (ELLs), English as a Second Language Learners (ESL), and English as a New Language Learners (ENLs). The majority of the books are Spanish, with additional titles in Chinese, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.
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STEM

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Discover meaningful, rigorous books and text sets for a fresh take on STEM/STEAM study. These high-interest nonfiction and realistic fiction books provide an engaging opportunity to discuss timely topics on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics to expand student knowledge and inspire the scientists of the future. Book collections explore a wide range of science topics, including many of the significant contributions minority groups have made to technology and health, earth, and space sciences.
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