Sneak Peek: Lee & Low’s Spring 2019 Titles

It’s the new year, and what better way to bring in the new year than to check out new and exciting books coming out in 2019! Here’s a sneak peek of our Winter and Spring 2019 titles ranging from delightful picture books to heart-pounding middle grade.

Under My Hijab
Written by Hena Khan, illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel
Publication: February 2019

Under My Hijab

This lovely book from the author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns invites readers to understand and appreciate the hijab and the Muslim women who decide to wear it.

Malala Yousafzai
Written by Karen Leggett Abouraya, illustrated by Susan L. Roth
Publication: January 2019

A powerful biography of a brave, outspoken girl who continues to fight for the millions of children worldwide. Will also be available in a Spanish edition.

I Remember
Edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins, written by Various Poets, illustrated by Various Artists
Publication: April 2019

An outstanding celebration of diversity and family: fourteen poets and sixteen illustrators of diverse backgrounds share memorable childhood experiences and reflect upon their different heritages, traditions, and beliefs.

Interior images from I Remember

Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies!
Created by Jorge and Megan Lacera
Publication: April 2019

In this delightful debut by a talented husband-and-wife team, Mo Romero is a zombie with a deep, dark secret . . . He likes to eat veggies! But will his parents, who are firm carnivores, accept him for who he is? Will also be available in a Spanish edition.

When Aidan Became a Brother
Written by Kyle Lukoff, illustrated by Kaylani Juanita
Publication: May 2019

This sweet #ownvoices picture book celebrates the changes in a transgender boy’s life, from his initial coming-out to becoming a big brother.

A Library for JuanaTodos iguales/All Equal
Written and illustrated by Christy Hale
Publication: April 2019

The empowering true story of the 1931 Lemon Grove Incident, in which Mexican families in southern California won the first school desegregation case in United States history.

A Library for Juana
Written by Pat Mora, illustrated by Beatriz Vidal
Publication: April 2019

Now back in print, this award-winning biography celebrates the inspiring life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and her fierce love for reading and writing stories, songs, and poems. Will also be available in a Spanish edition.

Sumo Joe
Written by Mia Wenjen, illustrated by Nat Iwata
Publication May 2019

Interior illustration from Sumo Joe
Interior illustration from Sumo Joe

In this sweet and funny story, Sumo Joe and his friends enjoy pretending to be sumo wrestlers. But when his little sister wants to join their boy-only game, what should Sumo Joe do?

Rise!: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou
Written by Bethany Hegedus, illustrated by Tonya Engel
Publication: June 2019

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, this beautiful biography of Maya Angelou describes how she rose above a childhood of trauma and emotional pain to become one of the most inspiring voices of our lifetime.

Stone River Crossing
Written by Tim Tingle
Publication: May 2019

From the award-winning author of How I Became a Ghost, this is a tale of unlikely friendship and miracles. When Martha Tom helps Lil Mo and his family escape from the plantation across the river, it’s just the beginning of a Choctaw adventure of a lifetime.

Want to share with friends, librarians, and educators? You can find our shareable 2019 Preview sheet here! You can also request review copies here on Edelweiss.

What are your most anticipated reads for 2019?

3 thoughts on “Sneak Peek: Lee & Low’s Spring 2019 Titles”

  1. How is “Stone River Crossing” different from his book, “Crossing Bok Chitto” published in 2006??

    1. Hi Lynn,

      Both books are inspired by the same story, but STONE RIVER CROSSING is a middle grade novel (as opposed to CROSSING BOK CHITTO, a picture book) so the story is more developed, complex, detailed, and written for an older audience.

      1. Thank you! I read “Crossing Bok Chitto” to my fifth graders every year, and talk about why it won an award, and the events in their place in US History. I’ll be ordering the chapter book!

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