Category Archives: Holidays and Celebrations

Recommended books and activities for holidays and celebrations throughout the year.

10 Books by Black Authors for Black History Month 2023

10 Books for Black History Month covers shown in two rows. Top row (left to right): The Electric Slide and Kai, Magic Like That, The Shadow Prince, Snitchers, Black Was the Ink
Bottom row (left to right): Marvelous Mabel, Stacey Abrams, How We Can Live, Speculation, That Summer Night on Frenchmen Street

Lee & Low is proud to publish Black authors and illustrators all year long. As Black History Month approaches, remember to center stories by Black creators in your discussions. Here are some of our recent titles to include in your celebration!

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America’s Largest Diverse Book Publisher Shares the Reads You Need

This gift guide with Senior Literacy Manager Katie Potter and journalist Maya Pottiger originally appeared on Word in Black.

Only 31% of picture books have featured Black characters in the last 20 years, but Lee & Low Books has multicultural recommendations for all ages are out there.

When it comes to selecting books for yourself or others, it can be hard to choose—let alone to know where to start, especially if you’re looking for a read with diverse characters and storylines.

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2022 Best of of the Year and Starred Review Titles

Lee & Low Books is hanging shining starred reviews on these books and wrapping up our best of the year titles with a bow! As 2022 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to celebrate the achievements of the year.

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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.

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2022 Books for Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month. At Lee & Low Books, we have been celebrating Latinx & Hispanic culture through books all year long. We pride ourselves on publishing culturally and linguistically authentic books that all readers can enjoy. Check out ten titles we’ve published this year and peruse our book collections and resources for more titles in both English and Spanish!

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2022 Pride Month Booklist and Resources

Pride Month is right around the corner! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite books, resources, and collections to celebrate. Promote awareness and advocacy with these children’s books featuring LGBTQ+ voices and perspectives while also addressing universal themes in any relevant setting.  

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2022 AAPI Heritage Month Books

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and to celebrate we’ve rounded up some of our favorite resources and books for readers and educators alike. Read books by AAPI authors and illustrators, uplift AAPI voices, and support AAPI activists and organizers—not just this month, but all year round.

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2022 Diverse Summer Reading List

Summertime is around the corner, and Lee & Low has created a Diverse Summer Reading List that will get all kids engaged in reading! Our list includes both fiction and nonfiction, bilingual Spanish/English titles, and a diverse range of cultures—in other words, the right book for every reader!

In need of a shelf refresh as you head into the summer reading season? Check out our recommendations below, then download the entire list!

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2022 Women’s History Month Book and Resource Roundup

In honor of Women’s History Month, we have compiled book lists and text sets that showcase our most inspirational female characters. These titles and resources feature female historical figures and girl characters who exhibit independence and determination as they solve problems, strive for their dreams, and achieve their goals. The characters featured in these titles are role models that will engage all children.

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10 Children’s Books to Share for World Read Aloud Day!

Today marks the thirteenth anniversary of World Read Aloud Day. Founded by LitWorld in 2010, the annual celebration is marked by a day of reading to celebrate new voices and stories in over 170 countries worldwide.

Celebrate the joys and benefits of reading out loud with these book recommendations. Click on the links to discover further resources and educators’ guides for each title. Happy reading!

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