All posts by Shaughnessy Miller

Nonfiction for International Women’s Day 2023

Happy International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month to all who identify as women! Share these nonfiction stories with readers of all ages as you highlight modern and historic women this month.

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New Releases: Confetti Kids #11: The Talent Show and Confetti Kids #12: A Special Goodbye

The covers of The Talent Show, La muestra de talentos, A Special Goodbye, and Un adiós especial lined up in front of a city street backdrop

Today we are celebrating the release of the final two books in the twelve-book Confetti Kids series: The Talent Show (La muestra de talentos) and A Special Goodbye (Un adiós especial). It’s always difficult to say goodbye, but the final installment shows kids how, with the help of friends, they can cope with change.

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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Lakas and the Manilatown Fish

Today marks the 20th anniversary of picture book Lakas and the Manilatown Fish / Si Lakas at ang Isdang Manilatown from the all Filipino-American creative team of author Anthony D. Robles , illustrator Carl Angel, and designer Lucile Tenazas. Set in San Francisco’s historic Filipino community, this first-ever bilingual English-Tagalog story is a fanciful romp through a dreamscape of the imagination of young Lakas, exploring his neighborhood as he chases a magical fish from a fish store to the bay.

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Black Was the Ink Connects Past and Present

This post by Michelle Coles originally appeared on We Need Diverse Books in November 2021. Black Was the Ink is available wherever books are sold!

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The Reality of Rural Blackness: A Guest Post by Nisi Shawl

In this guest post, author Nisi Shawl invites readers to experience rural Black life in their middle-grade debut novel. Speculation is available wherever books are sold!

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Announcing our 2022 New Voices Award Winner and Honor

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.

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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!

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Sneak Peek: Lee & Low’s Spring-Summer 2023

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First page of Spring & Summer 2023 frontlist title catalog
2023 Frontlist Catalog

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!

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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.

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