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.
Category Archives: Educator Resources
Lesson plans, activity guides, and helpful tips from our literacy specialist and guest educators.
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.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
Watch Now: Foster Multilingual Learners Through Story: In Conversation with Lee & Low Authors
Thank you to all who joined the “Foster Multilingual Learners Through Story: In Conversation with Lee & Low Authors” panel on November 8, 2022. The NYC Department of Education hosted this panel as part of their Beyond Access Forum.
Click here to register and watch on demand! It’s FREE and open to everyone.
In this webinar, the panelists discussed how high-quality bilingual and dual language picture books celebrate the voices and cultures of young readers’ lived experiences and affirm and validate a child’s identity. Hear from Ying-Hwa Hu (Ten Blocks to the Big Wok); Claudia Guadalupe Martínez (Still Dreaming / Seguimos soñando); and Xelena González (Where Wonder Grows and Donde las maravillas crecen) as they discuss their books, their role as storytellers, and their hope for the future of bilingual and dual language children’s literature.
Purchase the books from the webinar here:
Ten Blocks to the Big Wok
Still Dreaming / Seguimos soñando
Where Wonder Grows and Donde las maravillas crecen
Additional recommended resources:
Recursos en español para educadores y familias
Authentic Spanish Books List
10 Reasons To Celebrate Bilingual Books
Dual Language Learners Deserve Research-Backed Resources
6 Books for Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month. Here at Lee & Low Books, we publish a range of Native American, Indigenous, and First Nations children’s books, many of which were written or illustrated by Native creators. We are proud to showcase stories that celebrate Native voices and experiences of Native communities historically underrepresented or misrepresented in children’s literature.Continue reading
On the Fluidity of the Border and Repatriation: A Guest Post by Claudia Guadalupe Martínez
In this guest post, author Claudia Guadalupe Martínez reflects on the universal story of coming and going across a border while emphasizing the forgotten history of Mexican Repatriation. Still Dreaming / Seguimos soñando is available wherever books are sold.Continue reading
Watch the Event: Celebrate the Launch of How We Can Live!
Thank you to all who joined us for our recent virtual launch celebration of How We Can Live: Principles of Black Lives Matter, featuring author Laleña Garcia and illustrator Caryn Davidson in conversation with Cicley Gay, Board Chair of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation!
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.Continue reading
9 Books to Encourage Civic Engagement
Election day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Do you have a plan to vote? Are you sharing information about the election process and citizenship with young readers in your life? One great way to discuss the importance of civic engagement is through books! Through books, readers can meet real-life activists like Stacey Abrams and Harvey Milk, as well as imagined characters such as Nibi, a young Indigenous water activist, or Aaliyah, a young Muslim girl fighting back against Islamophobia—all of which will inspire the next generation of voters!Continue reading
NEW RESOURCE: Summer of the Mariposas Reading Journal
By: Michelle Fuentes, Literacy Specialist at Lee & Low Books
The Lee & Low Books literacy team is thrilled to share the Summer of the Mariposas Reading Journal, a new and exclusive tool for educators created in honor of the 10th anniversary of Summer of the Mariposas (also available in Spanish as El verano de las mariposas). This journal was made by educators for educators and in collaboration with bestselling and award-winning author, Guadalupe García McCall. The journal is designed to be flexible and adaptable for all teaching needs, with a special emphasis on student creativity.Continue reading
Upcoming Virtual Event: Celebrate the launch of HOW WE CAN LIVE!
Join author Laleña Garcia and illustrator Caryn Davidson in conversation with Cicley Gay, Board Chair of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET.Continue reading