All posts by Shaughnessy Miller

2022 Diverse Summer Reading List

Summertime is around the corner, and Lee & Low has created a Diverse Summer Reading List that will get all kids engaged in reading! Our list includes both fiction and nonfiction, bilingual Spanish/English titles, and a diverse range of cultures—in other words, the right book for every reader!

In need of a shelf refresh as you head into the summer reading season? Check out our recommendations below, then download the entire list!

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2022 Women’s History Month Book and Resource Roundup

In honor of Women’s History Month, we have compiled book lists and text sets that showcase our most inspirational female characters. These titles and resources feature female historical figures and girl characters who exhibit independence and determination as they solve problems, strive for their dreams, and achieve their goals. The characters featured in these titles are role models that will engage all children.

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Upcoming Webinar: The Power of Poetry with Poet and Storyteller Pat Mora

Does your poetry collection need a refresh? Are you looking for ways to entice readers with lively poetry this spring? Do you love poetry, but are cautious about how to teach it in ways that will resonate with students?

In time for Poetry Month in April, check out our upcoming webinar featuring tips and strategies from renowned poet, educator, and literacy advocate Pat Mora about how to use poetry with students in various educational settings.

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Children’s Books About Joy: 10 Books About the Joy of Being Ourselves

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.

Today, we are recommending books that explore the joy of being ourselves. You can find more books in our Books About Joy reading list here.

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10 Children’s Books to Share for World Read Aloud Day!

Today marks the thirteenth anniversary of World Read Aloud Day. Founded by LitWorld in 2010, the annual celebration is marked by a day of reading to celebrate new voices and stories in over 170 countries worldwide.

Celebrate the joys and benefits of reading out loud with these book recommendations. Click on the links to discover further resources and educators’ guides for each title. Happy reading!

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Watch the Webinar: The Importance of Reconstruction in Today’s Classrooms and Libraries

Thank you to all who joined us for our most recent webinar, “The Importance of Reconstruction in Today’s Classrooms and Libraries,” with New Visions Award Honor Michelle Coles (Black Was the Ink) and New Voices Award-winning author Rita Lorraine Hubbard (Hammering for Freedom).

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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Announcing Lee & Low Books’ 2021 New Voices Award Winner and Honor

New York, NY—January 18, 2022—LEE & LOW BOOKS is proud to announce that Maleeha Malik of Baltimore, Maryland, is the winner of the company’s twenty-second annual New Voices Award. Her picture-book manuscript At Home in My Skin features a child with vitiligo—a skin disorder that causes depigmentation—who embraces their individuality by drawing connections between their skin’s ever-changing patterns and the designs in nature.

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