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2016 New Voices Award Winner
Roberto Peñas of Olathe, Kansas is the winner of Lee & Low Books' seventeenth annual New Voices Award writing contest.

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2017 New Visions Award Winners
Author Olivia Abtahi and Luisana Duarte Armendáriz have won the fifth annual New Visions Award for their novels, Twin Flames and The Regent Enigma, respectively.

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2018 New Voices Award Winner
SD Youngwolf of Moffat, Colorado is the winner of Lee & Low's 2018 New Voices Award.

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Social and Emotional Learning Diverse Reading List
Discover our educator favorites for SEL read-alouds to pair with your curriculum! These exemplar texts will help you model and explore strategies for tackling challenges and building community. Both fiction and nonfiction titles feature protagonis...

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How Labeling Books as “Diverse” Reinforces White Supremacy
In this guest post, librarian Alexandria Brown discusses the issues with labeling books as “diverse” and other ways we can build and promote a more equitable library collection.  Every so often, the question of whether or not to add a...

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Lee & Low Books Statement on Racial Injustice

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Lee & Low Books Announces 2020 New Visions Award Winner
After this week’s sad news about our co-founder, we are happy to be able to share some happy news to end the week! Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books, is thrilled to announce the results of its seventh annual New Visions Award for ...

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Our Favorite Social Justice Books for Elementary School
While the term “social justice” may seem overly complex or political to adults, young people are deeply attuned to concepts of equality and fairness and how these play out within their homes, classrooms, and communities. Increasingly,...

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Upcoming Book Release: Stone River Crossing by Award-Winning Author Tim Tingle
The award-winning picture book Crossing Bok Chitto captured the strength, bravery, and heart of the Choctaw Nation as they helped enslaved people find their way to freedom. Set to be released at the end of this month, Stone River Crossing (Tu Book...

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Lee & Low Books Announces 2019 New Visions Award Winner and Honor
New York, NY—Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books, is thrilled to announce the results of its sixth annual New Visions Award for new authors of color. This year, Monica Zepeda has won the New Visions Award for her manuscript, Boys of the B...

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Fall Sneak Peek: A New Picture Book Biography of Maya Angelou
We couldn’t let Black History Month go by without sharing one of our most anticipated books of Fall 2019: Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou. Written by award-winning biographer Bethany Hegedus and illustrated by fine ...

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The Power of Athlete Activists: Making Connections in the Classroom
Athletes have the power and ability to inspire social action, even though they may face criticism that their work should be “left on the field.” Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, began #takeaknee by kneeling for the na...

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Interview: New Visions Award Winner Tracy Occomy Crowder
Recently, we announced that Tracy Occomy Crowder has won the seventh annual New Visions Award for her manuscript, Montgomery and the Case of the Golden Key. In this blog post, we ask Tracy about her inspiration behind her winning manuscript and h...

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Interview: Karen Leggett Abouraya and Susan L. Roth on Malala Yousafzai and Other Women Who Inspire
Released this past January in both English and Spanish, Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words is the picture book biography of the amazing Nobel Peace Prize winner and brave, outspoken girl who continues to fight for the millions of children worldw...

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Black All Around New Bebop 2016
leeandlow.com Guided Reading Level: I Black All Around! Guided Reading with BLACK ALL AROUND! Guided Reading: I DRA: 16 Intervention: 16 written by Patricia Hubbell illustrated by Don Tate Overview: Join a young girl as she disco...

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Amazing Places TG
Lee & Low Books Amazing Places Teachers Guide 1 Classroom Guide for AMAZING PLACES Edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins Illustrated by Christy Hale, Chris Soentpiet Reading Level *Reading Level: Grades 45 Interest Level: ...

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Dia Toolkit LEE & LOW
www.leeandlow.com 1 Book List for El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) Cora Cooks Pancit written by Dorina Lazo Gilmore illustrated by Kristi Valiant https://www.leeandlow.com/books/2840 Cora loves be...

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Dear Mrs. Parks lesson plan by Achieve the Core
Dear Mrs. Parks/Rosa Parks with Gregory J. Reed/Created by Clark County District Unit 1 /Week 4 Title: Dear Mrs. Parks Suggested Time: 5 days (30 min...

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New Voices Guidelines 2016
LEE & LOW BOOKS, award-winning publisher of childrens books, is pleased to announce the seventeenth annual NEW VOICES AWARD. The Award will be given for a childrens picture book manuscript by a writer of color. Established in 2000, the NEW VOICE...

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New Visions Guidelines Updated
95 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016 212-779-4400 leeandlow.com/p/tu.mhtml tu@leeandlow.com Tu Books announces the fourth annual NEW VISIONS AWARD TU BOOKS, the middle grade and young adult imprint of LEE & LOW BOOKS, award- winning p...

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