Category Archives: BookTalk

Interview: Soaring Behind the Scenes with Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore

Read an excerpt from an interview LEE & LOW BOOKS did with PARROTS OVER PUERTO RICO author/illustrator Susan L. Roth and author Cindy Trumbore.

What is dystopia? A chat with Diverse Energies authors

Before Thanksgiving we had a great chat on Twitter with some of the contributing authors from our new dystopian anthology, Diverse Energies. Authors Cindy Pon, Malinda Lo, Ken Liu, Rahul Kanakia, Rajan Khanna, and K. Tempest Bradford joined us to answer some questions about their stories, dystopia, world-building, and more: In one or two sentences, can […]

Who was Bruce Lee?

Our marketing intern, Keilin Huang, remembers Bruce Lee: “In every passionate pursuit, the pursuit counts more than the object pursued.” —Bruce Lee For all you martial arts enthusiasts out there, today is Bruce Lee’s birthday. He was born on November 27, 1940, in San Francisco, CA and would have been 72 years old today. While […]

What will the world look like in 100 years?

In this post, authors of the anthology DIVERSE ENERGIES and readers share their predictions of what the world will look like 100 years from now.

Where can you see Bill Traylor’s artwork?

Bill Traylor’s story is the stuff of legend: he was born into slavery in Alabama, lived most of his life as a sharecropper, and started drawing at the age of eighty-five, while living homeless in Montgomery, Alabama. His drawings once decorated a street corner; now he’s known as one of America’s most important folk artists. […]

Easton West takes over the blog…and there’s a giveaway

Just one week until the release of Kimberly Pauley’s Cat Girl’s Day Off! In celebration, Cat Girl’s star celebrity blogger Easton West has commandeered the Lee & Low Blog kindly volunteered to share her thoughts on the book, her cat, Ty McKenzie’s underwear, and what it’s like being kidnapped by a crazy, psycopathic—well, let’s not […]

Black History Month Giveaway 2012

It’s Black History Month, and that means another giveaway from Lee & Low Books! We’re giving away three sets of three books featuring African Americans, and the contest will run through February 29, 2012. You may have noticed that the winners won’t get their books until after Black History Month. We think Black History Month […]

Native American Heritage Books

It’s Native American Heritage month, and do we ever have recommendations for you! You can go to our site and see all our Native American titles, but we’re going to highlight a couple of them today. Sky Dancers is a majestic story of the Mohawk steal workers who built the skyscrapers of New York City, […]

Amazing Stories

Amazing Faces, one of our new spring books, is a collection of poems celebrating the amazing people and faces that surround us every day. We asked the poets to share the stories behind their poems. Here are some of their responses: Jane Yolen, “Karate Kid” A number of years ago, Lee Bennett Hopkins asked me […]

Raising Children Away from Home

White Americans tend to raise children in nuclear families—just parents and kids—but in many cultures and many immigrant groups, extended families are deeply involved. Only One Year, one of our new Spring books, is about a Chinese American family sending their two-year-old boy to live for a year in China, with his grandparents and surrounded […]

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