Category Archives: Activities and Events

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

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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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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Upcoming Webinar: SEL on your Shelf: Using Books to Build SEL Skills

How do we 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? How can we be strategic in building a collection of books and read-alouds that explore your school’s SEL framework? How can we build classroom community with SEL texts that align to our students’ needs and interests?

Join us for a critical webinar on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 at 4:00 PM ET about using children’s books to teach about critical SEL skills just in time for the upcoming school year.

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Meet Lee & Low at ALA 2022!

The American Library Association Annual Conference is in a few weeks, and we’re so excited to be back! The conference will take place in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Convention Center, and our books and signings will be at Booth #1614!

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

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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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