Category Archives: Activities and Events

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

Free Upcoming Webinar: Black Lives Matter in the Classroom

Learn about how to bring the Black Lives Matter movement into your school, classroom, library or home in this powerful discussion on Wednesday, January 20th at 4:00 PM ET.

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NCSS Programs and Events with Lee & Low Books

This year’s National Council for the Social Studies virtual conference is happening this weekend! Check out the panels and programs that our authors and staff will be participating in:

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NCTE 2020 Programs and Events with Lee & Low Books

The National Council for the Teachers of English Annual Convention is this week and though it’s gone virtual, we’re so excited to watch the panels and programs that our authors, illustrators, and staff will be participating in:

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Upcoming September Tea Time Talks: Meet Our Editors and Authors

Tea Time Talks

Curious about the ins-and-outs of the editorial process? Join us for our September Tea Time Talks  between our authors and editors!

In these short, casual conversations, get a behind-the-scenes look at our publishing process as our Lee & Low editors share a (virtual) cup of tea with their authors. Hear them describe the initial inspiration and the development process, discuss questions that came up during the editing, and reflect on decisions they made.

Join us live, or register for a link to watch the recordings later!

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Lee & Low at the ALA 2020 Virtual Conference

Even though the American Library Association conference has gone virtual this year, we wouldn’t want you to miss out on our offerings! View our catalog, request digital copies of our newest titles, enter our raffle for a chance to win a bundle of Lee & Low books, and check out our virtual resources for librarians, educators, and teachers alike below.

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How to Host a Successful Virtual Author Visit

Virtual Author Visits

The number of authors, illustrators, and author/illustrators who do virtual author visits to schools are increasing in number all the time. A virtual author visit is a visit by an author to a school or classroom via electronic means: Zoom, Skype, or another such platform.  While a virtual author visit may not be as effective as a live author visit, it can still inspire student participation and reading motivation after the visit is over, with the key to the success of the visit held in the hand of the host – be it teacher, librarian, counselor, or other*.  The process is very similar to scheduling an in-person visit to the school, however there are some distinct differences and challenges.

If you are considering a virtual author visit for your school, library, or bookstore, watch our webinar discussion on best practices! The panel of experts includes author Traci Sorell (Indian No More, Lee and Low Books, c2019), Dr. Christina Dorr (Media Specialist, Weaver Middle School, Hilliard, OH) and Stephanie Bange (Author Events Coordinator, Lee and Low Books):

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Tea Time Talk: Author/Illustrator Christy Hale and Editor-at-Large Louise May

Tea Time Talks

Time for our next Tea Time Talk! Brew yourself a cup of tea, settle down in your most comfortable chair, and join us for our Tea Time Talk with our authors and editors!

In these short, casual conversations, get a behind-the-scenes look at our publishing process as our Lee & Low editors share a (virtual) cup of tea with one of our authors. Hear them describe the initial inspiration and the development process, discuss questions that came up during the editing, and reflect on decisions they made.

For this Tea Time Talk, award-winning author/illustrator Christy Hale will be in conversation with Editor-at-Large Louise May about Christy’s book Todos iguales/All Equal.

Register here. You can join us live today at 2pm ET, or register for a link to watch the recording later!

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Tea Time Talk: Author Kelly J. Baptist with Assistant Editor Kandace Coston

Tea Time Talks

Time for our next Tea Time Talk! Brew yourself a cup of tea, settle down in your most comfortable chair, and join us for our Tea Time Talk with our authors and editors!

In these short, casual conversations, get a behind-the-scenes look at our publishing process as our Lee & Low editors share a (virtual) cup of tea with one of our authors. Hear them describe the initial inspiration and the development process, discuss questions that came up during the editing, and reflect on decisions they made.

For this Tea Time Talk, New Voices Award Honor Kelly J. Baptist will be in conversation with assistant editor Kandace Coston as they discuss Kelly’s book The Electric Slide and Kai.

Register here. You can join us live today at 2pm ET, or register for a link to watch the recording later!

Past Tea Time Talk Recordings:

Tea Time Talk: Author Traci Sorell with Publisher Stacy Whitman and Editor Elise McMullen-Ciotti

Tea Time Talks

Tea Time Talk is back! Brew yourself a cup of tea, settle down in your most comfortable chair, and join us for our second Tea Time Talk with our authors and editors!

In these short, casual conversations, get a behind-the-scenes look at our publishing process as our Lee & Low editors share a (virtual) cup of tea with one of our authors. Hear them describe the initial inspiration and the development process, discuss questions that came up during the editing, and reflect on decisions they made.

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Tea Time Talk: Author Hena Khan with Editorial Director Cheryl Klein

Tea Time Talks

Brew yourself a cup of tea, settle down in your most comfortable chair, and join us for our new series: Tea Time Talks!

In these short, casual conversations, get a behind-the-scenes look at our publishing process as one of Lee & Low’s editors shares a (virtual) cup of tea with one of our authors. Hear them describe the initial inspiration and the development process, discuss questions that came up during the editing, and reflect on decisions they made. Continue reading