LEE & LOW BOOKS is committed to meeting the needs of educators by providing award-winning, diverse books for today’s classrooms, along with the resources educators need to make meaningful use of each book.
The success and popularity of LEE & LOW titles in classrooms inspired the idea of creating a space for educators to collaborate and share best practices and lesson ideas.
With this in mind, LEE & LOW has developed lesson plans and teacher’s guides that support classroom instruction in reading strategies and complex content and themes. Designed by educators for educators, the Curriculum Corner offers a variety of resources to support small- and whole-group instruction, home-school connections, and national and state standards.
Browse some of our most popular resources:
School Needs Questionnaire (download/fill out/email to: vlabarca[at]leeandlow[dot]com)
Classroom Library Questionnaire
Bebop Books K–8 Classroom Catalog
Teachers College Reading Assessment Kit for K-2
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Did you recently win a grant that you need diverse, culturally responsive books for? Are you currently in the process of applying for a grant and would like to use Lee & Low Books as a resource or vendor for multicultural literature? Our expert team will help you satisfy whatever themes or needs that are particular for your specific project. Please note that we do not award grants. Reach out to Verónica Labarca at email@example.com to learn more about your customized list and get started!
Discover ideas and strategies that support literacy learning for soon-to-be, beginning, and fluent readers. Specially curated for today’s classrooms, LEE & LOW BOOKS presents extensive resources sure to meet educator’s needs in creating successful, independent readers.
Lee & Low Books is proud to be the nation’s largest publisher of multicultural children’s books. With the launch of our new Diverse Reading Leveled Bookrooms, districts across the country will now be able to bring more equity, inclusion, and diversity into their leveled bookrooms. We will work with you to ensure your students have access to hundreds of award-winning, culturally responsive, contemporary books at the levels they need.
We offer free, high-quality Teacher's Guides for more than 600 of our books!
Our Teacher's Guides are developed by professional educators and offer extensive teaching ideas, curricular connections, and activities that can be adapted to many different educational settings.
Social justice and a focus on social activism have become an essential component of many classrooms, schools, and curricula. As a diversity-focused publisher, and one of the few minority-owned publishers in the US, Lee & Low Books is proud to offer books and resources to support social justice learning in the classroom.
Looking for books for a special theme, time of year, or topic? Browse our book lists to find exactly what you're looking for! Book lists include our series, roundups for each month of the year, themed collections, summer reading, and more.
Lee & Low Books is proud to be the nation’s largest publisher of multicultural children’s books. With the launch of our new Reading Recovery® Bebop Books collections, schools across the country will now be able to bring more equity, inclusion, and diversity into their classroom libraries. We will work with you to ensure your students have access to scores of authentic, culturally responsive, contemporary books at the levels they need.
Lee & Low Books knows that parents, guardians, and adult mentors are a child's first teacher and best advocate. In dedication to you, we’ve pulled together the best resources we can find to inspire, cheer, and support your efforts at developing honest, respectful, empathetic, and perspective children.
Bring a LEE & LOW Author or Illustrator into Your School
Many of our authors and illustrators are available for school, library, and bookstore events around the country. Lee & Low authors and illustrators offer a wide variety of workshops, talks, and events, both in person and through Skype, and can work with a range of budgets. If you would like to bring a book creator into your classroom or library, please get in touch with us and we will help you find the right fit for your needs.
- Checklist: 8 Steps to Creating a Diverse Book Collection
It’s not easy to create an inclusive book collection. Whether you’re a librarian creating a collection for an entire community, a teacher creating a collection for your classroom, or a parent creating a collection for your children, choosing books that reflect the diversity of human experience can be a challenging job.
- What is Close Reading?
One of the most critical elements of the new Common Core Standards is the emphasis placed on close reading.
- Poetry Ideas and Resources
Here are some ideas to help you and your students get involved with reading and writing poetry. Lee & Low Books offers an award-winning selection of diverse poetry for children. Be sure to share these books with your students as you embark on a journey of poetic discovery!
- Educator Voices
This is your spot for teaching inspiration and support.
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