Category Archives: Activities and Events

Events with Lee & Low Books or our authors and illustrators.

Celebrate Floyd Cooper Day on May 6

Floyd Cooper will be honored at the first annual Floyd Cooper Day on May 6 as part of Children’s Book Week. Teachers, librarians, and booksellers are encouraged to hold readings and put up displays of his books.

In addition, Every Child a Reader and KidLit TV will will post ten 5-9 minute videos of authors reading from Floyd’s books on April 25. Teachers, librarians and booksellers can browse the list and see which ones they want to show in class that week or at reading hours that weekend.

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Meet Lee & Low Books at TLA 2022

The Texas Library Association Annual Conference is in a few weeks, and we’re so excited to be back! The conference will take place in Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Convention Center, and our books and signings will be at the Publishers Spotlight Booth #2140!

See below for our signing schedule, as well as a few other events that our authors and illustrators will be participating in:

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

Thank you to all who joined us for our most recent webinar, The Power of Poetry with Poet and Storyteller Pat Mora featuring tips and strategies from renowned poet, educator, and literacy advocate Pat Mora about how to use poetry with students in various educational settings.

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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Chelsea Clinton Reads Juna’s Jar & Monica Brown Reads Marisol McDonald for RIF’s Rally to Read!

On March 2nd, Reading is Fundamental held their special “Reading Inspires” virtual event in celebration of Read Across America Day! We are honored to have had two Lee & Low titles selected to be read by some of their guests, and we are thrilled to share those readings with you today.

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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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Explore Chinatown in Your City!

Our latest picture book release, Ten Blocks to the Big Wok by Ying-Hwa Hu, takes readers on an exciting tour of Chinatown. As Mia and Uncle Eddie walk to the Big Wok restaurant, their journey is filled with all sorts of sights that embody Chinese culture, while also teaching the reader how to count in Chinese!

Did you know that there are a TON of Chinatowns around the world, including the United States? Each of these cultural epicenters bring joy and community to those who live in them and to those who visit them! Today, we’re going to be sharing a few of the places you can visit in Chinatowns all across the United States—just like Mia!

Yi (one)…er (two)…san(three)…let’s go!

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

Join us for a critical webinar on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 at 4:00 PM EST about using children’s books to teach Reconstruction. Reconstruction was a brief period in American history from 1865–1877 when efforts were made to confer citizenship rights on the 4.4 million African Americans emancipated from slavery as well as approximately 500,000 African Americans who were already freed from slavery.

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Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina by Monica Brown

We’re so excited to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina by Monica Brown and illustrated by Sara Palacios. Over the years, the iconic, titular character, Marisol, has touched the hearts of young readers everywhere through play, imagination, and just being her amazing self!

Renowned author Monica Brown wrote this title as well as others in this lively series—Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash/Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual and Marisol McDonald and the Monster/Marisol McDonald y el monstruo—to bring her own experience of being multiracial to life. Fans of the award-winning Marisol McDonald series will be encouraged to embrace their own uniqueness like Marisol who takes pride in her individuality.

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Upcoming Webinar: Children’s Books about Joy

How fun is your bookroom? Where does joy intersect with culturally responsive and diverse books?

 A disproportionate number of books about BIPOC protagonists focus on their marginalization. Though it is important for children to understand the history and complexity of oppression, racism, and discrimination, children—especially Indigenous children, Black children and children of color—also deserve to see themselves thrive and to experience the joy of being part of a loving community.

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