Today, we are celebrating two exciting book releases: Breaking to the Beat! by Linda J. Acevedo, illustrated by Frank Morrison and The Moonlit Vine & Claro de luna by Elizabeth Santiago!Continue reading
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NEW RESOURCE: Diversity in Civics Diverse Book List
Civics and civic engagement are crucial to education and the preservation of our democracy. The key concepts of understanding how government works, engaging in and appreciating discourse and different beliefs, learning about the voting process, and working with the community are critical to students’ academic success and wellbeing. The state of civics education is in great need: students need to learn about all aspects of civics to be effective members of society.
In order to showcase our extensive collection of civics titles, Lee & Low Books is proud to announce the launch of our new Diversity in Civics Book List. The list is organized by the following categories: leadership, youth and community activism, productive and respectful debate and conversations, initiating awareness and change, principles of governments; global citizenship; and America past & present to fit all of your civics curricular needs.Continue reading
Support the LGBTIA+ Community for Pride Month
June is Pride month, and this year we are not only celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community, we are standing up and speaking out against hate. According to a report from the American Library Association, the number of demands to ban or restrict library materials nearly doubled in 2022. Of the 2,571 unique titles targeted for censorships, the majority were written by or about members of the LGBTQIA+ community and people of color. This cannot go ignored. This Pride month, support the LGBTQIA+ community with your voices and with your dollars.Continue reading
Multilingual Educator Q&A with Guadalupe García McCall: Author, Professor, and Educator
This Q&A with author and former teacher Guadalupe García McCall and Lee & Low Literacy Specialist Michelle Fuentes originally appeared in the CABE 2023 Edition of Multilingual Educator. Guadalupe’s latest novel, Echoes of Grace, is available wherever books are sold!Continue reading
Books for AAPI Heritage Month
As we enter Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we want to honor and celebrate AAPI creators and stories both new and old. Read books by AAPI authors and illustrators, uplift AAPI voices, and support AAPI activists and organizers all year round. Check out the book pages on our website to download teacher’s guides!
Books and Resources for Earth Day
Earth Day is April 22, and we are preparing by reading and taking action in our communities and beyond. Read some books to learn about our planet, then go to earthday.org to see how you can get involved in saving it!
Thirty Talks Weird Love Named 2023 Global Read Aloud Young Adult Choice
Thirty Talks Weird Love by Alessandra Narváez Varela is the young adult choice for this year’s Global Read Aloud. Join classrooms across the globe as they delve into this thought-provoking novel in verse this fall. Read on to learn more about the book, hear from Alessandra, and download the Teacher’s Guide. Keep an eye out for more as #GRA23 approaches!Continue reading
2023 Diverse Summer Reading List
Summer will be here before we know it, and we are excited to present our NEW Diverse Summer Reading List to keep kids excited about reading over the break. Our list includes fiction and nonfiction, bilingual Spanish/English titles, and a diverse range of cultures—in other words, there’s a book for every reader! Check out our recommendations below, then download the entire list.Continue reading
Meet Lee & Low Books at TLA 2023!
We can’t wait to see y’all at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in Austin! We hope you’ll stop by the Publishers Spotlight Booth #2034 to check out our books and author signings. Here’s the full scoop on what’s happening with Lee & Low creators at the show.Continue reading
Books and Resources for Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month, and we’re here to help you fill it with beautiful books! These books are great to read aloud, and will inspire readers to put pen to paper. Most importantly, they will help readers experience the beauty and power of words. Check out these poetry titles, and be sure to visit our website to find so many more!Continue reading