With great sadness, Lee & Low Books shares the passing of Bobby Byrd, beloved poet, friend, and co-founder of Cinco Puntos Press. He passed away on Monday, July 11, at the age of 80.Continue reading
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Free Upcoming Webinar: Lee & Low Books 2022 Showcase
Join Lee & Low Books editors for a showcase of our 2022 books! Whether you’re a parent, teacher, librarian, or bookseller, this webinar will help you discover great new books to diversify your shelves. Find newly released titles that you won’t want to miss. This one-hour webinar will feature books for all ages.
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT
How to Join: You can register here.
Registration is free, but space is limited so register today! Even if you can’t attend live, you can still register and we will send a recording of the webinar to all registrants after the webinar takes place.
We hope to see you there! If you have any questions or particular topics you would like to see covered, feel free to leave them in the comments.
How to Support Dual Language Learners in the Classroom
In this article, Lisa White, Ph.D., Researcher at the American Institutes for Research, discusses how to support dual language learners in the classroom using the research-based early childhood curriculum Cultivating Oral Language and Literacy Talents in Students (COLLTS).
Dive Into our STEM Diverse Reading List and Collection
At Lee & Low, we believe that showing diversity of people and communities in STEM is critical to inspiring and preparing our next generation of thinkers, leaders, and citizens. That’s why we created a beautiful collection of STEM titles features innovators and trailblazers from diverse backgrounds and historically underrepresented/excluded communities protecting Earth’s ecosystems. Continue reading
The Best Leveled Bookrooms A-Z
Lee & Low Books has titles at a full range of levels to support read alouds, guided reading, shared reading, intervention, and independent reading. And our newest TK/PreK Bookroom is now available!
Lee & Low Bookrooms cover a wide range of concepts, themes, and interest areas that appeal to children and fit right into your literacy program. They are also diverse, culturally responsive, and authentic, reflecting the many backgrounds, experiences, cultures, and identities represented by today’s students. Continue reading
Announcing the Retirement of Lee & Low Books Editor At Large Louise May
Lee & Low Books announces the retirement of Editor at Large Louise May, the longest tenured staff member of Lee & Low Books. May’s publishing career spans nearly fifty years, including more than two decades at Lee & Low Books where she was instrumental in developing diverse books and talent.
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.
Remembering Our Co-Founder, Thomas Low
With deep sadness, Lee & Low Books announces the passing of co-founder and CEO Tom Low. Tom passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family. His youngest son, Lee & Low president and co-owner Craig Low, confirmed the cause was cancer. An obituary can be found on Publishers Weekly.
Tom co-founded Lee & Low Books in 1991 with Philip Lee, after a successful career running his own temporary personnel agency. Both Tom and Philip were dismayed by the lack of multicultural literature for children, and felt strongly that there was a business opportunity for a publisher to address that gap. Continue reading
Free Upcoming Webinar: Teaching About Slavery Using Lee & Low Children’s Books
Join us for a critical webinar on Wednesday, January 15th at 4:00 PM EST about using children’s literature and nonfiction to teach about slavery. We will discuss and demonstrate with award-winning titles to support your approach in teaching this complex, under-taught period of American history, with special focus on historical accuracy and culturally responsiveness. Katie Potter, Lee & Low’s Literacy Specialist, Dr. Amanda Vickery, Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education at the University of North Texas, and Dr. Noreen Naseem-Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Elementary Social Studies at Iowa State University, will discuss different pedagogical approaches, classroom activities, and books that approach slavery in elementary and middle school spaces so that teachers, librarians, and other professionals are aware of harmful stereotypes and inaccurate information when teaching about slavery.
Meet Lee and Low Books at NCTE!
The National Council for the Teachers of English Annual Convention is this week and we’re so excited to meet everyone! The conference will take place in Baltimore from November 21 – 24 at the Baltimore Convention Center and our books and signings will be at the Publishers Spotlight Booth #1324!
See below for our signing schedule as well as a few other events that our authors and illustrators will be participating in: