New York, NY—February 16, 2023—LEE & LOW BOOKS, INC. is excited to announce that Carren Jao of Los Angeles, California, is the winner of the company’s twenty-third annual New Voices Award. Her picture book manuscript, The Shape of Love, paints a vibrant, evocative portrait of a mother staying connected to her family by sending treats and supplies back to the Philippines through the tradition of balikbayan boxes.Continue reading
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New Release: Speculation by Nisi Shawl
Today, we are delighted to celebrate the release of Speculation by Nisi Shawl, a wonderful middle-grade fantasy debut about Black families, family history, family curses … and a really marvelous pair of spectacles!Continue reading
Activities and Books to Celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 11 is The International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Build excitement about science for young girls and women in your life with these activities and books!Continue reading
Sneak Peek: Lee & Low’s Spring-Summer 2023
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!Continue reading
TWO LEE & LOW BOOKS TAKE HOME PURA BELPRÉ AWARDS AT THE 2023 AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS
New York, NY (January 31, 2023) — The American Library Association (ALA) announced the following Pura Belpré awards for two titles published by LEE & LOW BOOKS INC.: Where Wonder Grows illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia as the 2023 Pura Belpré Youth Illustration Award winner, and Still Dreaming / Seguimos soñando illustrated by Magdalena Mora as a 2023 Pura Belpré Youth Illustration Honor Book.Continue reading
10 Books by Black Authors for Black History Month 2023
Lee & Low is proud to publish Black authors and illustrators all year long. As Black History Month approaches, remember to center stories by Black creators in your discussions. Here are some of our recent titles to include in your celebration!Continue reading
Press Release: RBmedia Announces Exclusive Audiobook Partnership with LEE & LOW BOOKS INC.
Landover, MD, December 13, 2022—RBmedia, the largest audiobook publisher in the world, today announced an exclusive partnership with LEE & LOW BOOKS INC., the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the United States. Through this four-year agreement, the company will publish audio editions of LEE & LOW BOOKS INC. titles for every age.Continue reading
America’s Largest Diverse Book Publisher Shares the Reads You Need
This gift guide with Senior Literacy Manager Katie Potter and journalist Maya Pottiger originally appeared on Word in Black.
Only 31% of picture books have featured Black characters in the last 20 years, but Lee & Low Books has multicultural recommendations for all ages are out there.
When it comes to selecting books for yourself or others, it can be hard to choose—let alone to know where to start, especially if you’re looking for a read with diverse characters and storylines.Continue reading
Banned: Why We Need Young Adult Fiction: A Guest Post by Stephane Dunn
This post by Stephane Dunn originally appeared on SLJ Teen Librarian Toolbox. Snitchers is available now wherever books are sold!Continue reading
2022 Best of of the Year and Starred Review Titles
Lee & Low Books is hanging shining starred reviews on these books and wrapping up our best of the year titles with a bow! As 2022 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to celebrate the achievements of the year.Continue reading