Lee & Low Books is an Official MWBE Vendor for My Brother’s Keeper

Lee & Low Books is proud to be an official vendor of My Brother’s Keeper and one of the only Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) certified publishers of multicultural children’s books. Schools across the country will now be able to bring more equity, inclusion, and diversity into their classroom libraries.

My Brother’s Keeper launched in February 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and to ensure all youth can reach their full potential. The MBK Alliance, now an initiative under the Obama Foundation, focuses on building safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color where they feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity.

We are honored to have MBK-awarded schools and cities partner with us to ensure even more access to scores of authentic, culturally responsive, contemporary books at the levels students need.

“Lee & Low has been a leader in publishing books for diverse readers for many years.  Their collections are outstanding and should be part of every school’s curriculum.  If we want our kids to become independent readers we have to make sure that they are exposed to a broad cross section of literature. Lee & Low’s books educate and inspire. Their books are an invaluable resource.”
Dr. Pedro Noguera, author of Excellence Through Equity and Distinguished Professor of Education, UCLA

Book covers of OSCAR CLEANS UP, CAN YOU TOP THAT?, MOM IS A PAINTER, and SHAPES WHERE WE PLAYCheck out a few of our most popular titles for My Brother’s Keeper recipients:

Interested in middle and high school collections? Please contact abarretto@leeandlow.com.

Why choose Lee & Low Books?

Every collection celebrates:

  • authentic literature reflecting your students’ cultures and experiences
  • engaging texts written and illustrated by outstanding authors from diverse backgrounds
  • award-winning contemporary stories and nonfiction from many cultures
  • opportunities for meaningful, constructive conversations and exploring multiple perspectives
  • delightful, child-centered storylines and topics that are relevant and meaningful to young people
  • social and emotional applications appropriate for our beginning readers

Explore our most popular collections for My Brother’s Keeper schools here.

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For full price and ordering information, or to receive a sample, contact us!

Someone from our Educational Sales and Literacy team will get back to you shortly. To learn more, please contact Abe Barretto at abarretto@leeandlow.com.

Certified MBE: Lee & Low Books is a certified 100% Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)

Sole Source: Our My Brother’s Keeper collections are offered exclusively by Bebop Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books.