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Trauma-Informed Diverse Reading List
Many children experience trauma, or adverse childhood experiences, and go through times of extreme stress. Trauma has the ability to impact children’s learning, social interactions and relationships, and overall well-being. Literature can be a saf...

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Finding Your Voice
One of your most powerful tools as a writer is not your vocabulary, your mastery of grammar or even your fancy computer -- it's your voice.

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Twenty Tips for Writing Picture Books
How exciting that you want to write picture books! I became interested when my three children were little, and I’ve loved the genre ever since. Fair warning: they are like candy. Once you start, it’s difficult to stop.

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The Submission Process, Part II: Tips on Submitting Samples for Illustrators
As each and every illustration sample is opened at Lee & Low, we can only imagine the questions illustrators are asking: What happens to my samples once they reach a publisher? Will the Editor, Art Director or Designer even see them?

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Copyright and Terms of Use for Educator Resources

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Puzzles, Color Sheets, and More
Check out these fun and educational activities and games to help young readers connect even more to their favorite LEE & LOW title.

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2011 New Voices Award Winners
Jennifer A. Torres of Stockton, California, is the winner of our twelfth annual New Voices Award.

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2014 New Visions Award Winners
Author Axie Oh has won the second annual New Visions Award for her science fiction novel, The Amaterasu Project.

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2015 New Visions Award Winners
Author Supriya Kelkar has won the third annual New Visions Award for her historical fiction novel, Ahimsa.

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Working with Cause and Effect
When we write fiction, we see the story in our mind long before it's down on paper. We know why our characters are acting the way they do because we are familiar with their past and in control of their future. We understand the significance of eve...

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Discussion Questions for Alicia Afterimage
Discussion questions developed to promote discussion after reading Alicia Afterimage. Ideal for books groups or classroom discussions.

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Is it a Story? Knowing when a Manuscript is Ready
As with any creative endeavor, there is no exact science when it comes to determining if a manuscript is ready for submission.

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Writing Powerful Endings
The first few lines of any story are the most important, and often the most difficult words you'll write. The next most challenging piecee of writing is the ending. Once you draw your readers in and take them through your story, you'll need to lea...

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Getting Published: Resources on the Web
Getting published is an often discussed topic, especially here in LEE & LOW’s Writers & Illustrators Section. But there’s a big wide web world outside of here! Vast resources exist in web country -- finding what you want is of course THE adventure.

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Voice as Background and Foundation
Recently a manuscript was sent to me that had a good story that was well worked out and told in a clear, straightforward way that made it easy to read and engaging. But the material will never find a publisher, at least not in its present form. Why?

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Recommended Books for the Children's Book Writer and Illustrator
There are several relatively new or reissued books about writing for children that have gotten good reviews, although they are not specifically about writing multicultural books.

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Webinars
Lee & Low Books webinars offer a range of professional development opportunities for classroom and library settings featuring relevant activities and award-winning diverse books.

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2010 New Voices Award Winners
Jane Bahk of Alameda, California, is the winner of our eleventh annual New Voices Award.

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2008 New Voices Award Winners
Hayan Charara of Houston, Texas, is the Honor winner of our ninth annual New Voices Award.

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2007 New Voices Award Winners
Pamela M. Tuck of Boyertown, Pennsylvania, is the winner of our eighth annual New Voices Award.

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