Where In The World: How One Class Used Google Maps to Explore the Vanishing Cultures Series

We explore how Jan Reynolds’ Vanishing Cultures series can be used in the classroom. Check out how this 3rd and 4th grade class used Google Maps to study where the books take place.

Beyond “Did you know…”: Teaching Geo-Literacy Using the Vanishing Cultures Book Series

Jill Eisenberg, our Literacy Specialist, discusses the importance of geo-literacy education in today’s classroom and shares ideas on how to use Jan Reynolds’ Vanishing Cultures series to support geo-literacy learning.

Resources For Teaching About Wangari Maathai and Seeds Of Change

Jill Eisenberg, our Literacy Specialist, celebrates Wangari Maathai’s birthday and shares online resources, activities, and lesson plans for educators teaching the book Seeds Of Change.

Where can I find great diverse children’s books?

Looking for more diverse children’s books but can’t find any at the bookstore? Here are some good places to start.

10 Great Women of Color Whose Stories You Should Know

In honor of Women’s History Month, we round up 10 great picture books that feature and honor great women of color.

Where Do Boys Belong In Women’s History Month?

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares her experiences and strategies on teaching about women’s contributions during Women’s History Month and all year round. “If we want to instill resiliency and develop children’s imaginations, we need to present children with stories about long odds, big dreams, and fantastic leadership that come in all shapes, sizes, and bodies.”

The 86th Annual Academy Awards Wins for Diversity

How did the 2014 Academy Awards do diversity-wise? LEE & LOW BOOKS takes a look.

The Best Cheerleaders May Come In the Smallest Packages: How Siblings Affect Literacy Education

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares her experiences and strategies on engaging families, specifically siblings, as partners in helping children to learn and love to read.

Lee & Low Likes… Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Lee & Low Likes… Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Using Infographics in the Classroom to Teach Visual Literacy

Literacy expert, Jill Eisenberg, offers discussion questions and activities about the Lee & Low Books’ diversity gap infographic series to build visual literacy skills and enhance student learning on diversity.

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