6 Titles to Celebrate Black Women’s History

Six Black women walk the runway in gowns as audiences look on from both sides with the words "Celebrate Black Women's History" at the top of the image

With both Black History Month and Women’s History Month approaching, what better way to celebrate than by honoring the contributions of Black women? These titles introduce young readers to influential Black women who made their mark in a variety of fields, including fashion, music, literature, sports, and activism.

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New in Paperback for 2023

Before we look ahead to new books coming in 2024, we wanted to remind you of all the beautiful new paperback books that we published this year. If you’ve been waiting for the paperback version, we’re thrilled that you can finally add them to your shelves!

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Five Questions for Five Stars for Breaking to the Beat!

To celebrate a brilliant ⭐ FIVE STARS FOR BREAKING TO THE BEAT! ⭐ we chatted with debut author Linda J. Acevedo about her reaction to the news, the gorgeous art, her writing process, and more!

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Meet Lee & Low Books at NCTE 2023!

The National Council for the Teachers of English Annual Convention  will take place in Columbus, OH from November 16–19, and we can’t wait to connect with everyone who will be attending! Our books and signings will be at Publishers Spotlight Booth #404.

See below for our featured authors, the panels they’ll be on, and when you can stop by the booth to get signed copies of their Lee & Low Books!

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6 Books for Native American Heritage Month 2023

Happy Native American Heritage Month! We encourage everyone to seek out books written by Indigenous creators to celebrate this month and beyond.

Head over to Indigenous Reads Rising for a variety of best practices articles and suggestions on where to find more books by Native authors and illustrators.

Check out our recommendations by Native storytellers for readers of every age.

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Multilingual Educator: Teaching the Power of Community and Student Activism through Art and Children’s Literature

This essay by author Christy Hale originally appeared in the CABE 2023 Edition of Multilingual Educator. Christy is the author of Todos Iguales: Un corrido de Lemon Grove/All Equal: A Ballad of Lemon Grove. Her latest book, Copycat: Nature-Inspired Design Around the World, is available now!

Photo credit: Jenna Cole.

Christy Hale has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building and several other titles for Lee & Low Books. As an educator, Hale currently teaches picture book writing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has also taught art and graphic design to high school students, and first learned about the Lemon Grove case at an in-service teacher workshop. Hale and her husband live in Palo Alto, California. You can visit her online at christyhale.com.

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WATCH THE RECORDING: LEE & LOW BOOKS FALL 2023 AND SPRING 2024 SEASONAL SHOWCASE

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, librarian, or bookseller, this webinar will help you discover great new books to diversify your shelves for readers of all ages.

We especially enjoyed the excellent conversation with Hena Khan and Booklist Books for Youth Editor Sarah Hunter. Hena shared such great insight into her new picture books Zain’s Super Friday and Behind My Doors.

Download a printable PDF of our 2023 titles here.

Browse our Spring 2024 Catalog, including digital review copies, on Edelweiss.

And in case you missed it, check out the recording of our Spring-Summer 2023 Seasonal Showcase here!

Teaching Native American Heritage Month: In Conversation with Editor Elise McMullen-Ciotti (Cherokee Nation)

Throughout American history, Native people have been intentionally silenced; their stories set aside, hidden, or drowned out. That’s why it’s critical to read stories about Indigenous characters, told by Indigenous voices. Teaching Indigenous history is essential all year-round.

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Mexican X Part X: What the Hex a ‘Latinx’? A Guest Post By David Bowles

This guest post by David Bowles dives into the origin and usage of the terms Hispanic, Latinx, Latine, and others. It was originally posted to Medium in December 2018. David is the author of numerous books for young readers, including The Witch Owl Parliament (Clockwork Curandera #1).

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