Who We Are


LEE & LOW BOOKS is an independent children’s book publisher specializing in diversity. It is the company’s goal to meet the need for stories that children of color can identify with and that all children can enjoy. LEE & LOW makes a special effort to work with artists of color, and takes pride in nurturing many authors and illustrators who are new to the world of children’s book publishing.

For more about our history and our books, visit leeandlow.com.


Hannah Ehrlich, Marketing & Publicity Director
Hannah has a degree in English from Tufts University and joined LEE & LOW in the summer of 2008. Hannah likes exploring the city and visiting the Cupcake Truck when it parks near the office (especially on Red Velvet days). Her favorite LEE & LOW books are Bird and Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué rico! and she refuses to choose between them.

Jalissa Corrie, Marketing & Publicity Manager
Jalissa has a degree in Management from Binghamton University and joined LEE & LOW in the summer of 2016. She likes to travel to distant lands through rich storytelling and in real life. When she isn’t reading, you can find her in bookstores across New York City. Her favorite LEE & LOW book is When Aidan Became a Brother.

Jennifer Khawam, Marketing & Publicity Assistant
Jennifer has a degree in English and certification in Writing Arts from Moravian College and is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course. She joined LEE & LOW in the summer of 2021. Along with her passion for publishing, she loves to read, play with her dog, and try out new recipes. Jennifer’s favorite LEE & LOW book is I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage.

Stacy Whitman, Founder and Publisher of Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books
Tu Books publishes diverse fantasy, science fiction, and mystery for children and young adults. She holds a master’s degree in children’s literature from Simmons College. She likes to bike around New York City when the weather is nice, and has been looking for an Asian steampunk to read for years.

Jill Eisenberg, Senior Director of Curriculum and Literacy Strategy
Jill began her career teaching English as a Foreign Language to second through sixth graders in Taiwan as a Fulbright Fellow. She went on to become a literacy teacher for third grade in San Jose, CA as a Teach for America corps member. She is certified in Project Glad instruction to promote English language acquisition and academic achievement. In her column she offers teaching and literacy tips for educators.

Jason Low, Publisher/Co-owner
Jason joined LEE & LOW in 1997 and became publisher in 2004. Jason is the son of late LEE & LOW co-founder Tom Low. Jason loves art, film, food, (playing) sports, and reading. His favorite LEE & LOW book is a difficult choice to make. “I really do admire In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall. The art is groundbreaking, the poems are personal, and the title is perfect. It’s amazing.”

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