All posts by Jennifer Khawam

The Lee & Low Books Brochure: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know that Lee & Low Books has a new brochure that tells you everything you need to know about us? If not, now you do! Today, we’re giving you a quick overview of the brochure and how it can aid you in building a diverse and inclusive space in your home and/or classroom.

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Cover Reveal of BLESSING’S BEAD + Interview with Cover Artist Nasugraq Rainey Hopson

Today we are so excited to reveal the new cover for Blessing’s Bead by Debby Dahl Edwardson! Available in paperback on June 29, 2022, this acclaimed middle-grade novel traces four generations of an Inupiaq family in Alaska. In this blog post, we interviewed cover artist Nasugraq Rainey Hopson about the cover creation process and the significance of incorporating Inupiaq cultural elements into her work.

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How to Support Dual Language Learners in the Classroom

In this article, Lisa White, Ph.D., Researcher at the American Institutes for Research, discusses how to support dual language learners in the classroom using the research-based early childhood curriculum Cultivating Oral Language and Literacy Talents in Students (COLLTS).

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Chelsea Clinton Reads Juna’s Jar & Monica Brown Reads Marisol McDonald for RIF’s Rally to Read!

On March 2nd, Reading is Fundamental held their special “Reading Inspires” virtual event in celebration of Read Across America Day! We are honored to have had two Lee & Low titles selected to be read by some of their guests, and we are thrilled to share those readings with you today.

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Explore Chinatown in Your City!

Our latest picture book release, Ten Blocks to the Big Wok by Ying-Hwa Hu, takes readers on an exciting tour of Chinatown. As Mia and Uncle Eddie walk to the Big Wok restaurant, their journey is filled with all sorts of sights that embody Chinese culture, while also teaching the reader how to count in Chinese!

Did you know that there are a TON of Chinatowns around the world, including the United States? Each of these cultural epicenters bring joy and community to those who live in them and to those who visit them! Today, we’re going to be sharing a few of the places you can visit in Chinatowns all across the United States—just like Mia!

Yi (one)…er (two)…san(three)…let’s go!

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Beyond the Heritage Month: Teaching Black History All Year Long

In this blog post, Katie Potter, Senior Literacy Specialist at Lee & Low Books, offers guidance on teaching Black history not only during Black History Month, but throughout the year as well. This blog post first appeared on Responsive Classroom.

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Resources to Find Diverse Books for Reading Recovery®

In 2014, children of color became the new majority in America’s public schools, so now more than ever, it’s important that classroom books and materials reflect today’s students.

Particularly for beginning readers, literacy learning should include multicultural content that affirms identity for all students.

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Books About Joy: 10 Books About the Joy of Play

When we talk about books about joy, we talk about all aspects of joy and the many forms it comes in. Unfortunately, many children’s books that feature BIPOC characters do not explore the many facets of joy that BIPOC children experience. It’s so important for each child to see themselves in every aspect of life—especially those that exude happiness and normalcy.

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Evidence-Based Ways to Enhance and Reinforce Language, Foundational Reading, and Emergent Writing with Young Learners from COLLTS

In this article, Lauren Artzi, Rebecca Bergey, and Patricia Garcia-Arena explore ways in which educators can use the COLLTS (Cultivating Oral Language and Literacy Talent in Students) program to promote successful reading and writing skills in young learners, including dual language learners (DLLs). 

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