Optimize Your ESSER Funds with Bebop Books


Use your Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds to accelerate learning recovery with Lee & Low Books, home of Bebop Books.

Get started by emailing esser@leeandlow.com to connect with your state Bebop sales representative for a custom book list. Begin browsing our collections assembled by our literacy team to fit your ESSER-funded programming:

What is ESSER?

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief I, II, and III Funds are available to schools through state and local education agencies to address learning loss from the pandemic. Totalling $190 billion nationwide, this funding is made available through the American Rescue Plan Act. At least 20% of ESSER III funds must be used to address learning loss and students' academic, social, and emotional needs brought by the pandemic. Special attention is paid to funding the needs of students in foster care, racial and ethnic minorities, English learners, and students with disabilities.

How Your School and District Can Use ESSER Funds

Lee & Low Books is proud to be one of the only Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) certified publishers of multicultural children’s books. We are honored to have ESSER-eligible schools and districts partner with us to ensure even more access to authentic, culturally responsive, contemporary books at the levels students need. When schools across the country use ESSER funds with us, they trust that we're delivering equity, inclusion, and diversity to their classroom libraries.

How Bebop Books Aligns with ESSER Funds

We provide principals and school leaders with the resources necessary to address the unique needs of your students and communities. All our collections can be customized to address the learning loss or unique needs among students, including low-income students, students with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and children in foster care.

Next steps

For full price and ordering information, or to receive a sample, contact us! Or email esser@leeandlow.com. A member of our Educational Sales team will get back to you shortly.


ESSER I Funds  – Obligation deadline: September 30, 2022

ESSER II Funds  – Obligation deadline: September 30, 2023

ESSER III Funds  – Obligation deadline: September 30, 2024

Certified MBE: Lee & Low Books is a certified 100% Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)

Sole Source: Our ESSER collections are offered exclusively by Bebop Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books.

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