Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® Launches Read Aloud Campaign to Protect the Freedom to Read

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At Lee and Low, we are thrilled to support the efforts of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools as they commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project with a campaign to protect our freedom to read.

The 60 for 60 Read Aloud Campaign aims to recruit 60 children’s book authors and illustrators to read at Freedom Schools across the country on the CDF Freedom Schools’ National Day of Social Action, Wednesday, July 17th, 2024.

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Upcoming Share My Lesson Webinar: Centering Disabilities in the K–8 Classroom with Nonfiction Texts

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Register for a free webinar hosted by Share My Lesson on Wednesday, July 24th, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET with Patty Cisneros Prevo, two-time Paralympic gold medalist, disability advocate, and author of Tenacious: Fifteen Adventures Alongside Disabled Athletes!

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New Release: Wat Takes His Shot

Today, we are delighted to celebrate the release of Wat Takes His Shot: The Life & Legacy of Basketball Hero Wataru Misaka, the stirring biography of Japanese American basketball star Wataru Misaka—the first person of color to play in the NBA!

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The Dandiest Life: Hear Our Voices Author Interview with Tracy Occomy Crowder

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This Q&A with author Tracy Occomy Crowder and Owner & CEO of The Dandiest Life, LLC Elizabeth Mobley originally appeared on The Dandiest Life Blog. Tracy’s debut middle grade novel Montgomery and the Case of the Golden Key is available wherever books are sold!

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The Dandiest Life: Hear Our Voices Author Interview with David Anthony Durham

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This Q&A with author David Anthony Durham and Owner & CEO of The Dandiest Life, LLC Elizabeth Mobley originally appeared on The Dandiest Life Blog. David’s second novel The Longest Night in Egypt is available wherever books are sold!

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