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Where Our Authors and Illustrators Live
Looking for someone local? This list of authors and illustrators is organized by state, so you can see who's in your area.

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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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Educator Voices
This is your spot for teaching inspiration and support.

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Diverse Children’s Books to Give as Gifts, Ages 6-12
Still searching for the best books to gift to young readers? We’ve got you covered! Last week we shared our gift recommendations for children ages 0-5. If you’re looking for colorful, striking, authentically diverse books for the chil...

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Book List: 10 Picture Books That Are Not About Oppression
In looking for books with protagonists of color, most readers find that the books they see about protagonists of color surround their marginalization (in fact, this recent New York Times piece on the topic went viral). Though it is vastly importa...

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A Culturally Responsive Approach to Earth Day: Key Questions for Classroom Discussion
In this ongoing series, we explore what culturally responsive teaching looks like at different grade levels and during holidays and celebrations. In February, we shared a culturally responsive approach to Valentine’s Day.  Today, educator L...

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Book List: 5 Favorite Bilingual Poetry Books
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, 1 in 5 US residents speaks a foreign language at home with Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic growing the most. This statistic just goes to show that it doesn’t make sense to “other” peo...

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10 Children’s Books that Celebrate Earth Day
Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day, an internationally recognized day that celebrates the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. To honor Earth Day and celebrate National Poetry Month, we gathered ten poetry books that are inspired by ...

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Poetry Friday: Animal Poems of the Iguazú/Animalario del Iguazú
April is National Poetry Month! All month long we’ll be celebrating by posting some of our favorite poems for Poetry Friday. To celebrate Earth Day, for today’s Poetry Friday, we chose a poem from Animal Poems of the Iguazú/Animalario del Iguazú, ...

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Remembering Francisco Alarcón
Beloved poet and educator Francisco X. Alarcón passed away on January 15, 2016. Francisco was a prolific writer of poetry for children and adults. Born in California and raised in Mexico, Francisco’s poems explore his Chicano identity and ce...

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Announcing Our Newest Reprints from Children’s Book Press
We pride ourselves on publishing diverse children’s books that feature characters and cultures from around the world. In 2012, we expanded when we acquired Children’s Book Press, an award-winning multicultural publisher based out of th...

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Five Favorite Books for Snow Days
We hope you all had a peaceful holiday season filled with delicious food, friends & family, and some quiet time with a good book. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled blogging next week, but meanwhile, they’re forecasting 5-8 i...

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Interview: Maya Christina Gonzalez on Honoring Francisco X. Alarcón and Family
Released last fall from the Children’s Book Press imprint of LEE & LOW BOOKS, Family Poems for Every Day of the Week/Poemas familiares para cada día de la semana is a celebratory collection of poems that highlights the daily life of chil...

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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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2018 Diverse Summer Reading List
Educator Resources copyright 2018 LEE & LOW BOOKS. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to share and adapt for personal and educational use. For questions, comments, and/or more information, please contact us at general@leeandlow.com. Vis...

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Summer Reading 2016 Complete List
Illustration copyright by Vanessa Brantley-Newton leeandlow.com Lee & Low Books Grades PreK-2 Junas Jar written by Jane Bah...

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Summer Reading 2016 PreK-2
leeandlow.com Lee & Low Books Grades PreK-2 Junas Jar written by Jane Bahk, illustrated by Felicia Hoshino https://www.leeandlow.com/book...

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Summer Reading Grades 3-5
leeandlow.com Lee & Low Books Grades 3-5 Poems in the Attic written by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon https://www.leeandlow.com/books/2...

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Densho Immigration Journeys for Baseball Saved Us
Immigration Journeys Changes and Challenges Curriculum and Resource Guide Essential Question: What transitions and challenges are experienced by immigrants along their journey of creating a new life in the U.S.? Nat...

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Pura Belpre Article from CENTRO Journal from NCTE
Pura Belpre Lights the Storytellers Candle: Reframing the Legacy of a Legend and What it Means for the Fields of Latino/a Studies and Childrens Literature marilisa jimenez-garcia The author (mj329@hunter.cuny.edu) is a researcher at the Cente...

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