Spring is finally here! To celebrate the occasion, we’re sharing our new paperbacks for the season. Check out your favorite Lee & Low titles now in paperback:
by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Christy Hale and Chris Soentpiet
In this collection of original poems, acclaimed anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins brings together fourteen selections that celebrate through poetic imagery some of the amazingly diverse places in our nation.
Drummer Boy of John John
by Mark Greenwood, illus. by Frané Lessac
The perfect book for aspiring young drummers, where a young boy in Trinidad discovers he can create tunes on discarded metal tins, and goes on to win the Carnival band competition.
Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet
written and illustrated by Andrea Cheng
This acclaimed biography-in-verse is about the life and times of Dave, an enslaved potter who inscribed his works with short poems during the years leading up to the Civil War.
Silent Star: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy
by Bill Wise, illus. by Adam Gustavson
A biography of William Ellsworth Hoy, the first deaf player to have a successful career in professional and Major League baseball.
Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank
by Paula Yoo, illus. by Jamel Akib
Paperback forthcoming This title is about the inspiring story of 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, who revolutionized global antipoverty efforts by developing the innovative economic concept of micro-lending.
Finding the Music/En pos de la música
by Jennifer Torres, illus. by Renato Alarcão
Paperback forthcoming In this bilingual book, a determined Latina girl accidentally breaks her grandfather’s vihuela and ventures into her community to find someone who can fix the instrument, leading her to discover her grandfather’s legacy as a mariachi player.
El verano de las mariposas
translated by David Bowles, story by Guadalupe García McCall
Now in Spanish, this award-winning title from Pura Belpré Award-winning author Guadalupe Garcia McCall’s magical retelling of The Odyssey stars fifteen-year-old Odilia, the reluctant leader of her four younger sisters as they set off on a fantastical road trip.
Teacher’s Guide and purchase link forthcoming.
Let us know which titles you’re excited about in the comments!