Sneak Peek: Lee & Low’s Spring-Summer 2023

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2023 Frontlist Catalog

2023 is well underway, and we are excited to kick off another publishing year full of books for everyone, about everyone! Whether it’s a picture book about children’s freedom to express themselves through creative play, a middle-grade novel about a young Black girl with a fantastic pair of spectacles, or the first young adult novel to feature native Taíno people, there is truly something for every reader. Browse our shareable 2023 frontlist catalog here, or request digital review copies on Edelweiss!

Sneak a peek at what’s new from Lee & Low at our virtual Spring-Summer 2023 Showcase!

Cover of Speculation by Nisi Shawl

Speculation by Nisi Shawl
February 2023 Middle-Grade Fantasy
★ “Shawl imaginatively winds suspense, humor, and loss in this story that shows how the past isn’t so far behind us.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The Talent Show and La muestra de talentos by Sheri Tan and illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez
March 2023 Early Reader Chapter Book
In this new book in the popular Confetti Kids series, Henry is nervous about sharing his dance moves at the school talent show.

A Special Goodbye and Un adiós especial by Sheri Tan and illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez
March 2023 Early Reader Chapter Book
In the final book in the Confetti Kids series, with the help of her best friends Mei learns how to cope with the closing of her parents’ flower shop.

Cover of I Can Be . . . Me! by Lesléa Newman and Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez

I Can Be . . . Me! by Lesléa Newman and illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez
March 2023 Picture Book
With lively, gender-neutral rhyming verses and fun, gender-bending images, this joyful picture book celebrates individuality, uniqueness, and children’s freedom to express themselves while engaging in whatever kinds of play they choose.

Mèo and Bé by Doan Phuong Nguyen
May 2023 Middle-Grade Historical Fiction
Just before the United States enters the Vietnam War, eleven-year-old Bé and her threefooted kitten, Mèo, must rise above the injustices of war to find the comfort, safety, and love of a found family.

Breaking to the Beat by Linda J. Acevedo and illustrated by Frank Morrison
May 2023 Picture Book
A boogie-down picture book about a shy boy named Manolo who overcomes his fears and insecurities to become part of a new innovative dance style called breaking.

Cover of The Moonlit Vine by Elizabeth Santiago

The Moonlit Vine and Claro de luna by Elizabeth Santiago
May 2023 Young Adult Contemporary Fiction
Fourteen-year-old Taína just learned that she is a descendant of a long line of strong Taíno women, but will knowing this help her bring peace and justice to her family and community?

Tenacious: Fifteen Adventures Alongside Disabled Athletes by Patty Cisneros Prevo and illustrated by Dion MBD
June 2023 Nonfiction Picture Book
“This is precisely the book I dreamed of growing up as a young girl with a disability. It shows what is possible to achieve and acknowledges the very real hard points, while fostering and supporting healthy, positive disability identity development.”Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt, Paralympic medalist and disability activist

Fresh Juice and Jugo fresco by Robert Liu-Trujillo
July 2023 Picture Book
What makes a great juice that keeps everyone healthy? Art and his dad discover it takes carrots . . . collards . . . cayenne . . . and community!

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