All posts by Shaughnessy Miller

Read the World: Celebrating Translated Works

Translated works are a wonderful way to share a diversity of stories and experiences across language barriers. Here at Lee & Low Books, we have several translated titles to celebrate, including the recently published When You Get to the Other Side by Mariana Osorio Gumá, translated by Cecilia Weddell.

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Ties That Bind Across Generations: A Guest Post by Monica Brown

In this guest post, author Monica Brown shares the magic that is passed down through generations of women in her family in the form of creativity and dreams. El cuarto turquesa / The Turquoise Room will be published September 27 and is available for pre-order now.

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New Release: When You Get to the Other Side

Happy release day to When You Get to the Other Side by Mariana Osorio Gumá, translated by Cecilia Weddell! When You Get to the Other Side is a powerful text that covers and crosses all boundaries between reality and the supernatural, between origin and destiny, paths that cross, and ones that reveal how deep the roots that live within us are. Cecilia Weddell’s translation of the novel skillfully captures Osorio Gumá’s powerful, poignant look at the nature of borders, what it means to cross them, and the changes people undergo when they travel between two worlds.

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¿Dónde encontramos textos diversos en español y cómo podemos evaluar su calidad?

Por Michelle Fuentes, Literacy Specialist, y Katie Potter, Senior Literacy Manager

Nuestro enfoque en Lee & Low Books es publicar historias contemporáneas y relevantes sobre experiencias y personas diversas. Para nosotros es importante proteger la autenticidad cultural de todos los aspectos del libro (incluyendo el texto, arte, lenguaje, sintaxis, traducciones, etc). Encontrar textos de calidad y auténticos puede ser difícil, y por eso nuestro equipo en Lee & Low hemos construido una lista de recursos para encontrar textos diversos en Español.

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7 Ways to Make a Case for a Challenged Book in the Classroom

By Katie Potter, Senior Literacy Manager

Educators are entering a new school year, and there are themes and units that we’re excited to tackle. It’s always a joy to see the wonder on children’s faces when they’re engaged with a riveting book and the powerful conversations that ensue.

Despite those exciting feelings, sometimes challenges will arise, and we as educators need to be prepared to have nuanced discussions with administrators, caregivers, and other people who want to be involved with students’ lives and the books we’re showcasing in our classrooms. It is also important to make sure to have a challenge policy in place that will treat all challenges equally if they arise. Continue to consult and follow the policy all school year to address any potential pushbacks.   

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New Release: Stacey Abrams: Lift Every Voice

Happy release day to Stacey Abrams: Lift Every Voice by Sarah Warren; illustrated by Monica Mikai! How do we move our country forward? Stacey Abrams has an answer in this bright and stirring biography, perfect for discussions of voting rights and how people working together can make a difference.

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2022 Books for Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month. At Lee & Low Books, we have been celebrating Latinx & Hispanic culture through books all year long. We pride ourselves on publishing culturally and linguistically authentic books that all readers can enjoy. Check out ten titles we’ve published this year and peruse our book collections and resources for more titles in both English and Spanish!

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8 Books Exploring How We Take Care of Our Mental Health

We all know that taking care of our physical health is crucial to surviving. Unfortunately, we don’t always address an aspect of our health that affects us just as much as our physical health does: our mental health.

Young people all over the world are dealing with mental health struggles in many shapes and forms. Today, we are recommending books that contain different portrayals of mental health and the ways in which the protagonists address them depending on their unique situations.

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Watch the Webinar: SEL on Your Shelf: Using Books to Build SEL Skills

Thank you to all who joined us for our most recent webinar, SEL on your Shelf: Using Books to Build SEL Skills featuring guidance on how to select the right book to teach Social and Emotional Learning skills, competencies, and values that will guide our students through academic, social, and emotional development and challenges.

If you missed it live (or just want to watch it again), you can access the webinar below, or here on YouTube. Keep reading for links to resources and booklists shared during the webinar and feel free to reach out for more information and/or a Professional Development certificate.

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